Stock of work
While Richard sometimes made work to commission, most of what he did
was speculative ie He made what he wanted, sometimes repeats of what he knew customers were looking for or at other times tried new ideas.
He got new ideas from all sorts of sources, sometimes by seeing the work of designer makers in other media, sometimes from the work of other woodturners (usually by adaptation of what he had seen or heard about, never by straight copying) or sometimes by developing something he'd done already or even just by flashes of inspiration.
On this site he divided his work into five types (which you can reach through the menu buttons under Shop above):
Platters and bowls, ie open vessels which are much wider than their height usually suitable as dishes, or fruitbowls, or open vessels with diameter and height roughly the same
Wood as Art ie pieces made at least partly on the lathe for decorative purposes with no function; these include my discuses and vase forms
Paperweights ie decorative pieces, weighted with metal to ensure that they do the job, sold in presentation boxes
Gifts eg salad servers, bottle stoppers, dried flower holders and boxes.
By clicking on the pictures of the pieces in the galleries you can get more information and order them on-line if they are still available.
You can also download a care sheet by clicking here.