Christine-Ann Richards

The gardens of China and Japan are a decades-long source of inspiration for the thrown porcelain and garden ceramics created by UK-based artist Christine-Ann Richards.

Her often-commissioned larger works are greatly influenced by a Winston Churchill Travelling Fellowship to Japan in which she explored “the way that water is used in landscape and architecture.”

The production of these large, individual, sculptural pots in rough, buff, dark and terracotta-coloured clays are hand-built using the slab and coil method and take a month to complete.  The finished pots are then fired in a large kiln at high temperatures to ensure they can weather well in garden environments.