I am a ceramic artist with a keen interest in historical techniques.

Richards work has been exhibited widely in New Zealand and overseas, and his works are included in private and public collections notably Te Papa Tongarewa, The Dowse Art Museum and the Real Art Road show.

Richard’s ceramics have always responded to industrially produced press moulded and heavily ornate 18th century ceramics. Historical form and technique are critical to his works imaginative generation and meaning.

My experiences

  • 2016 Wanqui Arts Centre, Dehau, China
    Artist in Residence and Guest Speaker
  • 2015 Guldagergaard, International Ceramic Research Centre, Skælskør, Denmark
    Artist in Residence
  • 2015 Scan Ceram Ceramic Conference, Tolne, Denmark
    Guest Speaker
  • 2015 Ceramic research tour
    England, Belgium, France, Germany, Denmark, Sweden
  • 2009 New Zealand Society of Potters, National Conference, Wellington
  • 2008-10 Otago Polytechnic Distance Ceramic diploma
  • 2008 Commissioned by Objectspace, Auckland
    to make a limited edition Steeple Cup for Objectspace Limited Editions
  • 1991 - 1993 Otago School of Arts
    Certificate in Craft & Design, Certificate in Ceramic Arts, Diploma in Ceramic Arts, Honours in Ceramic Arts.


  • 2017 Portage Ceramic Awards
  • 2015 Fujian Wanqi Arts Center
    Collection Award
  • 2013 Portage Ceramic Awards
    Residency at Guldagergaard in Denmark
  • 2013 Mangere Arts Centre
    Objective Premier Art Award
  • 2012 Annual Wallace Arts Awards
  • 2010 Dowse Museum
    Deane Award for Decorative Arts & Design
  • 2009 Urbis Magazine
    Object of the Year
  • 2005 Wellington Potters Association
    Annual Innovation Award
  • 2004 Waiclay National Ceramic Award
    Highly Commended Merit
  • 2003 Molly Morpeth Canaday
    Creative Excellence Award
  • 2002 Wellington Potters Association
    Annual Selector’s Choice Award
  • 2001 Wellington Potters Association
    Annual Innovation Award
  • 2001 New Zealand Society of Potters
    Mac’s Mud Merit Award
  • 1994 Cleveland Ceramic Award
    Scottward Merit Award

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Richard Stratton