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Ruth King

Associate Professor

FINE ARTS

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Emerick Art Studio

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Ruth King, Associate Professor of Glass, manages both the Glass program at Montana Western and the Mary Baker Emerick Art Studio.

She came to Montana Western after a nine-year tenure as Artistic Director of Pilchuck Glass school where her artistic vision lead the nonprofit school firmly into the digital age with summer courses that combined glass with animation, 3D rendering and other new media.

At Pilchuck, Ruth also coordinated several residency programs and helped curate the annual gala auction and scholarship awards. Ruth has also taught in several renowned glass programs at Alfred University, Ohio State University, California College of the Arts and Rhode Island School of Design.

She received her MFA from Rhode Island School of Design and her BFA magna cum laude from Temple University’s Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia. Ruth has lectured, taught and demonstrated at conferences and schools all over the world.

Educational Background

  • B.F.A., magna cum laude from Temple University’s Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia
  • M.F.A., Rhode Island School of Design