Richard Studied Ceramics at UCA, Farnham, graduating in 2003.
Since 2006 he has been running Froyle Tiles a company specialising
in hand made Stoneware tiles. Recent commissions include a
collaboration with Kate Malone and Epr Architects to produce an
external crystal glazed tile for a new building in Savile Row,
Describe your approach to teaching:
Ideas are formed in the most unexpected ways. I always encourage students to be brave, experimental and open to gaining knowledge through tacit approaches to learning.
What inspires your own work:
I continue to be inspired by process. My studio pottery is heavily influenced by the research I've carried out for the tile company. I make reference to historical design patterns and draw on themes of British colonialism and the way in which the UK has become an eclectic mix of cultural styles.