LuRu has been creating ceramic work since 1992. She earned her BFA in Ceramics from the Ohio State University in 1995. For the beginning of her career she predominantly made large scale figurative sculpture. Increasingly, she began incorporating more materials into her works. This mixed media direction led her to pursue a Masters Degree in Sculpture rather than Ceramics.
While in graduate school she explored metal fabrication, casting, textiles and video. After earning her MFA degree in