As a potter and photographer in Maine, Ru takes inspiration from the bountiful natural world around her and incorporates it into her art. She makes both functional and sculptural pottery that reflects the curiosity of her creative self though a variety of forms, surface treatments, and esthetics. She has a diverse body of work that ranges from utilizing natural textures to her own animal designs and Maine logos to fanciful sculpted figures. Ru hopes that those who see her pottery can find a piece that speaks to them and brings them excitement to encounter it.
Ru uses stoneware, earthenware, and lead-free glazes to create microwaveable and dishwasher-safe pieces ready for everyday use.
Her photography tends to explore the small-scale, everyday wonders of nature or create abstract scenes to capture the imagination of its viewers. Most photos are taken in central Maine.