Richard Parker is one of New Zealand’s leading ceramic artists. He has won numerous awards in his field. His work is all about energy. From their form and construction through to the tiniest changes in glaze, line and surface, his pieces communicate from the heart of their maker - energetic, passionate, humorous, and free.

Richard is actively involved in the international ceramics community and his work is held in major public and private collections in NZ and other countries including America, Canada, Britain, Germany, Finland, Norway, Holland, Japan and Korea.

Through both his work and contribution as a mentor and teacher he has been a prominent and highly influential member of the ceramics community.