Kōrero: Crafts and applied arts

Richard Parker at work

Richard Parker at work

Ceramic artist Richard Parker grew up in Nelson, where he watched pioneering potters Mirek Smisek and Harry and May Davis at work in the 1960s. Smisek in particular inspired Parker's ambitions to become a potter. Parker trained as a teacher and taught visual and creative arts at secondary schools for seven years before becoming a professional potter. He is shown here applying the finishing touches to some large pieces before firing.

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Douglas Lloyd Jenkins and Lucy Hammonds, 'Crafts and applied arts - Craft in the 1990s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/45329/richard-parker-at-work (accessed 27 September 2023)

He kōrero nā Douglas Lloyd Jenkins and Lucy Hammonds, i tāngia i te 22 Oct 2014