Hands-on material manipulation is very important to my practice; I like to be able to touch and feel a material, to see how it can shaped to realise three dimensional forms.
By exploring a process of manipulation, it is possible to find new ways of interpreting to the material to create forms that are truly sympathetic to the intrinsic properties of the medium, and make the most out of the methods by which they are shaped, whether through hand-craft, or the use of an industrial process.
Photography is an important part of my practice, both as a means to document my work, and to create compositions in their own right.
Richard is based in Westgate Studios, Wakefield, England.
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- March 2006
- Huddersfield, England
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