Richard makes salt-glazed stoneware and porcelain. His production is made up of a small amount of domestic ware although he tends to concentrate on one-off pieces based around the functional form.
All his work is ‘once-fired’ to 1320°C in a one cubic metre wood-fired kiln. The firing lasts thirty hours and includes four hours reduction and two hours salting. He uses five slips and four vitreous slips. All pots are slipped and decorated when dry.
Between 1966 and 1972 he trained at Bath and Harrow and then worked in a ceramics studio in the Forest of Dean until 1979. In that year, he established a workshop in Avessac, France. He is now living and working in Locoal-Mendon, Nr Vannes, since moving there in 2007.