Harpsichord Decoration

Early Music has played an important part of Ruth’s life. In 2010, she began to collaborate with Norwich harpsichord maker, Alan Gotto, to create traditional instruments with individual decoration for international clients.

Ruth creates original designs for harpsichord soundboard decoration using historical painting techniques. Each design is unique to the instrument and the client.

“Ruth Wharrier’s decorative work on the soundboards of my harpsichords has been very much appreciated by clients for the delicacy and precision of her flowers, birds and butterflies. She has always been willing to discuss customers’ particular wishes, thus establishing an excellent rapport with them. Over the years she has been developing an ever more expansive style, complementing the precision of her botanical illustrations. Ruth is a delight to work with.”
Alan Gotto