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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 unique sculptures are inspired by nature, life experiences and imagination drawn from her inner self. She works predominantly in the medium of wood, but often incorporates cast glass, metal and photography into her creations.

Whenever possible Joey uses reclaimed local timber. 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.

In 2005 a Worshipful Company of Turners bursary and seven years later a Scholarship from The Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust (QEST) and Carpenters Company, funded development studies in America. In 2012 Joey was made a Liveryman of the Turners Company and in 2015 she was awarded the prestigious QEST Award of Excellence.

Her sculptures are held in many collections and can be seen in numerous museums and exhibitions all around the world. Inspiring others, Joey’s devotion and fluency in passing on her enthusiasm and knowledge is infectious and she regularly teaches and demonstrates all her techniques globally.
Joey is one of the leaders of the artistic wood movement which is developing in the UK. She is currently planning with QEST a large international wood art exhibition to be held in London.

‘‘Trees are a truly beautiful vital resource, and wood art allows nature’s designs to live on in our homes.’’


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- 2016)

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
Art Miami
Sally D Francisco Gallery NJ and Marywood University. USA
‘Rising’ AAW Phoenix, Arizona & St Paul, MN - 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
Christie’s. South Kensington
Glaziers Fair. Glaziers Hall. London

Invited demonstrator and panellist. 2014- 2016 America, Australia, New Zealand, Israel, England, Belgium, Ireland, Wales.