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Richard Baxter

Richard Baxter

 Richard has been a professional potter since 1981, when he graduated with a First in 3-D Design (Ceramics) from Loughborough College of Art and Design. He has spent many years teaching part time.

Richard Baxter is a member of:

  • Craft Potters Association (professional member since 1990)
  • East Anglian Potters Association (selected member)

Commissions Include:

  • Easter Island Heads for the Museum of Mankind (British Museum).
  • Replica Anglo-Saxon blackware bowls for Southend Museum and for West Stow Anglo-Saxon Village, Suffolk.
  • Replica East Anglian 13th century redware pitchers and brewing pots for Southend Museums.
  • Replica Iron Age “Beaker” and other pots for Southend Museums (Prehistoric Technology.
  • Lighting features for The Wookey Hole Inn, Avon

His work:

Richard is a well-known British potter producing highly individual and collectable ceramic art: from stylishly functional domestic earthenware pottery to beautifully fluid porcelain bowls and unique ceramic design inspired by waves and strata.

He is a prolific artist, developing ceramic artwork in a number of fascinating areas. Some are practical and durable for day to day living, whilst other works are one off unique pieces.

Porcelain pieces: These pots are thrown using Limoges porcelain and are fired to 1240° C in an electric kiln. This is a very strong clay, which means that the pots can be very thin and apparently fragile whilst remaining durable. The thinness of the pottery gives a sense of lightness which is further enhanced by the translucent quality of fine porcelain.

Exhibitions include:

Richard Baxter has exhibited his work at many prestigious venues.