Joey Richardson FSDC

Wood Carving & Turning

About Joey
Joey Richardson, an internationally acclaimed turner and sculptor, is renowned for her delicate and richly hued wood forms. Born in 1964 in Lincolnshire, England, she grew up in the heart of Twigmoor Woods on a small farm, here, surrounded by trees, her love for wood, fauna and flora developed. Her sculptures are held in many collections and can be seen in numerous museums and exhibitions all around the world. A Liveryman of the Turners Company and Queen Elizabeth (QEST) Scholar, Joey, is one of the leaders of the artistic wood movement which is developing in the UK.
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Joey works predominantly in the medium of wood using reclaimed local timber but often incorporates cast glass, metal and photography into her creations. Her unique sculptures are inspired by nature, life experiences and imagination drawn from her inner self.

As the passion of her heart meets the talents of her hands she personally sculpts each individual piece on a lathe, with the cutting, shaping and sanding all controlled with the eye. By adding new, innovative techniques: - piercing, colour, texture and artwork for greater originality- Joey developed her philosophical view of her work. She explores and illustrates stories through symbolic form and repeated motifs creating a soul for each unique artwork allowing the viewer to see into the life of the piece.

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Selected Collections

Mobile Museum of Art, Mobile, AL

Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Massachusetts

Selected Publications

Woodturning Design

Wood Art Today 2

Woodturning Today – A Dramatic Evolution

Shadow of the Turning

‘Audacious’ The fine art of wood

Wood for Woodturners

Selected Exhibitions (2010- 2018)

Mobile Museum of Art, Mobile, AL – USA

Centre for Art in Wood, Philadelphia, PA – USA

Fuller Craft Museum. Brocton, MA – USA

Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum, Myrtle Beach, SC – USA

Anderson University Museum - York Gallery, Anderson, IN - USA

Craft & Folk Art Museum, Los Angeles, CA - USA

Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA – USA

Ohio Craft Museum.

Art Palm Beach FL- USA

Sally D Francisco Gallery NJ and Marywood University. USA

SOFA Chicago represented by Riley galleries USA

SOFA New York USA represented by Zimmer Gallery and del Mano gallery USA

SOFA West Santa Fe represented by Riley galleries USA

AAW Gallery St Paul USA

Wheaton Arts NJ – USA represented by Riley galleries USA

Temple Arts Festival TN - USA

North Carolina Arboretum's Baker Exhibition Gallery, Ashville NC – USA.

‘Best of British’ Guildhall London.

Butcher, Baker, Candlestick Maker: 850 Years of Livery Company Treasures. Guildhall London.

Wizardry in Wood: Carpenters Hall, London

Handmade in Britain, (QEST) London.

Holland and Holland (QEST) London

Royal Windsor Horse (QEST) Show Royal Warrant Holders Pavilion (RWHA)

RWHA AGM St. James’s Palace

Antique and Fine Art Fair

Art in Action (QEST)

Designer Crafts at the Mall. Society Designer Craftsman

Victoria and Albert Museum London (In affiliation with QEST)

Garrard. Albemarle St. London (In affiliation with QEST)

Christie’s. South Kensington (In affiliation with QEST)

Glaziers Fair. Glaziers Hall. London

Art Palm Springs CA represented by Adam Blaue Gallery

Invited demonstrator and panellist. 2014- 2017 America, Australia, New Zealand, Israel, England, Belgium, Ireland, Wales.


Registered Professional Turner

Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Turners

QEST Scholar

Society Designer Craftsmen

Association Woodturners of Great Britain, Association American Woodturners, Women in Turning.

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