Toni Richards

Honor Cottage, Cakeham Road, West Wittering, West Sussex PO20 8AA

Toni Richards

Functional and statement ceramic pieces, hand decorated using colourful slips. Also, silver and ceramic jewellery.

Selected Works

Personal Statement

I discovered at the age of 20, during my first encounter with clay, that pottery is good for the soul. After a long career in education, I came back to ceramics.

Primarily I make things for myself. Things I enjoy looking at, touching and using. I love living with beautiful things that give me joy and contentment and I strive to make things that are visually attractive, that catch the eye, that people want to touch.

I mainly work with a stoneware clay which has a high porcelain content, it is fine yet versatile. I throw some pieces and hand-build others, both techniques are highly satisfying, but the time-consuming part of the making process is decorating. I love to use coloured slips, to draw, paint and print on the surface of my pieces.

Recently, because of my love of statement jewellery, I have been making necklaces and brooches which showcase the contrasting textures of silver and black grogged clay.

Additional Information

See more at www.tonirichardsceramics.co.uk

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