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Richard’s study of pottery began in Fukuoka, Japan in 2000, where he was educated in the delights of Japanese hand building using traditional coiling techniques. He has further developed his throwing skills and his fascination with glazes first at Auckland Studio Potters and then at Titirangi Potters.


Though his work exhibits a leaning towards brighter colours, (particularly the blues and greens that reflect the West Coast and the Waitakere forest where he lives and walks his dogs) these colours are matched with simplicity of form that he feels still connects him with Japan.


He mostly works on the wheel and finds it hypnotic and therapeutic.


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