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Artis Profile

Richard Parker's work is all about energy. From their form and construction through to the tiniest changes in glaze, line and surface, these pieces communicate from the heart of their maker - energetic, passionate, humorous, and free.

Parker, now based in Northland, New Zealand, is one of this country's leading ceramic artists. Through both his work and contribution as a mentor and teacher he has been a prominent and highly influential member of the ceramics community.

Winner of many awards, and with an impressive range of work in private and public collections worldwide, Richard Parker is often described as "a potter's potter". He has exhibited widely over many years, both in New Zealand and in Japan, Europe and the United States.