Artist & Gallery News

John L Richard's exploration of strong geometric forms in porcelain creates CubistWare.

August 18, 2015

Wisconsin artist John L Richard was actually a Wantoot client, before we started representing his work. Over the last several years, John would stop in with and his wife, during the festive Saturday Gallery Nights in Mineral Point. He would often collect a piece of pottery, or a piece of art jewelry. One Sunday afternoon this spring, John appeared with a plastic tote bin in hand. He explained that a mutual friend, potter Bruce Howdle suggested we talk. He wanted to show us his new passion: exploring forms molded in porcelain, that he creates individually using mini plaster bricks. He opened the tote: we were hooked.John employs a technique called slip casting. This technique isn’t new or novel, in fact...

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