Ruttenberg Ceramics, Louis Ruttenberg

Ceramics and Pottery

Louis Ruttenberg is a classically trained musician who performed for 23 seasons as the associate principal oboist for the Houston Symphony Orchestra. After retiring at the age of 45, he attended the Culinary Institute of America & ran a catering business for 11 years. He then taught history on a High School level & developed & supervised a vocational cooking program for special needs young adults. Six years ago, his passion drew him to working with clay. Upon relocating to WNC, he studied with local artists and honed his skills. He works at cone 6 in an electric kiln as well as in various alternative methods of firing.