View Image Gallery Christine-Ann Richards(Full member)Tel: +44 (0)1749 850208 Email: Web: www.christineannrichards.co.uk
Thrown Porcelain and larger exterior works, mainly made for exhibition and to commission. Commissions are welcome.
Art & Adventure are two of the strands that Christine-Ann Richards has successfully used over the years in planning her travels in China and central Asia. Her first visit with other members of the Craft Potters Association in 1978 has led to an on-going affair with the culture, the country and the peoples of China. This interest in the art, archaeology and philosophy that make up the history of the area have led to many a detour 'off the beaten track', which in her travels she seeks to share with others.
"Throwing Large Porcelain Pots in Jingdezhen, China" by Christine-Ann Richards.
Oxidised porcelain fired at 1260/1280deg. C. while sculptural and exterior work is fired at 1150deg.C.
Christine-Ann Richards trained at Harrow School of Art and Technology
with Mick Casson (1971-73), then worked with David Leach. In London,
she started her own workshop as a member of the Barbican Arts Group
(1975-83) and in 1976 was elected to membership of the Craftsmen
Potters Association and the Society of Designer Craftsmen. She is also a member of the Devon Guild of Craftsmen and the Somerset Guild of Craftsmen. She now
works from her home, a converted chapel near Frome in Somerset.
New tour for 2013 - Contemporary & Traditional Ceramics in Eastern China 6th – 30th October 2013 10th Anniversary Tour with Li Wenying Programme Director Sanbao Ceramic Art Institute.
Travelling overland from Shanghai to Yixing (teapots) and Tao Yao where they still make large coil pots fired in a dragon kiln. Huangshan, the Yellow Mountain made famous in classical Chinese paintings. Hangzhou on West Lake and Longquan both known for their ceramics including celadon wares. Jingdezhen, the porcelain capital of China, in time for the opening of its International Ceramics Festival. Included in the price of the tour is the gift of a ‘free’ week from Wenying in celebration of our decade of travelling together. There will be ten days of workshops at Sanbao with, at the end of the tour, the possibility of returning home with some of our own work. Option to stay on at end of tour on a 1 – 3 week residency at Sanbao. Landprice approx. £2,000
Details of two previous Tours of the many that Christine-Ann has organised and led are shown lower down the profile.
Awards and Grants
1983 George de Menasce - Oriental Ceramic Society for research into early Chrinese northern whitewares.
1990 - With Elisabeth Frink, Terrace Gallery, Worthing; "Creative Eye" The Crafts Council at Chelsea
1996 - "To Have and to Hold" Brewery Arts Centre, Cirencester;
2001 – The Gallery Upstairs, Henley in Arden; Craft in the Bay, Cardiff
2006 – “The Garden Gallery”, Broughton; Art Outside at Abbey House, Malmesbury; Art in Clay, Hatfield & Farnham; Somerset Art Week; The Blue House, Frome Festival; Alpha House Gallery, Sherborne
2011 Bohun Gallery, Henley on Thames
artdejardin, Rutland, In the Blue House Garden Frome Festival, “Art in the Garden”, Stoberry Park
1978- "Colouring Glazes" Ceramic Review, No.54
Previous Tours to China
2003 - Report on Guided Tour to China "CELEBRATE" - 25th Anniversary of 1st
Craft Potters Association Trip to CHINA & 1,000 years of Porcelain
Production in Jingdezhen in SPRING 2003 from 20 May - 14 June 2003 CLICK HERE FOR REPORT
2005 - Programme for a small group that journeyed to Yunnan Province in SW China in
March 2005 following the ‘Mingei’ tradition: pots, jewellery and
textiles. CLICK HERE FOR FULL DETAILS
2008 - Western China & The Southern Silk Road, 5th – 27th September,
Ancient civilisations buried in the sands of the Taklamakan Desert,
fortresses and frescoed Buddhist cave complexes, mosques, minarets,
carpets, silk, metalwork and jade.
From the classical gardens of Suzhou we travel to Guilin and experience the reality of classical Chinese painting. Climbing into the secluded, mountainous, tribal area of Guizhou Province we visit musicians and artists in weaving, embroidery, batik, indigo and silver. Each tribe having their own style of dress and architecture. Thence to the ceramic areas of Changsha and Jizhou, famous for its black and hairs fur wares and Jingdezhen the porcelain capital of China where we will stay at Sanbao Ceramic Art Institute.
Go to Christine-Ann's own website for more information on her work and trips: CLICK HERE
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Contact DetailsStudio Address: Chapel House, High Street, Wanstrow, Nr. Shepton Mallet, Somerset, UK, BA4 4TE.
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See below for details of 2013 Tour: Contemporary & Traditional Ceramics in Eastern China 6th – 30th October 2013
Last Updated: 2012-10-03