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Boyd, Richard

Posted By Linda Stover On February 12, 2009 @ 9:45 am In Artists,Portfolios | No Comments

Richard Boyd

Rick Boyd Pottery

Peaks Island, Maine

 richardboydpottery.com

info@richardboydpottery.com


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Richard Boyd 

For additional information contact Pamela Williamson: 207-712-1097


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Richard Boyd Pottery is located on Peaks Island, ME at the corner of Island Avenue and Epps Street first building on the right. Richard Boyd Art Gallery located on the first floor represents artists working in the media of painting, sculpture, pottery and glass. The gallery offers original 20th and 21st century works of art created by artists with a connection to the State of Maine. Exhibitions change monthly and include solo, group and theme exhibits. Richard Boyd Pottery located on the second floor is a working studio where hand made original works of art are created with a focus on ceramic art and pottery. For additional information contact Pamela Williamson by phone at (207) 712-1097, via email at info@richardboydartgallery.com or visit www.richardboydartgallery.com or www.richardboydpottery.com.

 

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Studio Description:

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Richard Boyd Pottery is an owner operated full service pottery studio with 2 kilns, three wheels, slab roller, extruder, spray booth and glaze componets as all glazes are made on site. The studio is the work space of Richard Boyd a potter for 40+ years and a retired Nurse Anesthetist who creates wheel thrown one of a kind ceramic art and pottery.
Rick took his first pottery course in the 1960′s to fill an elective requirement while attending college in Philadelphia, PA. Rick moved to Portland, ME in the early 1970′s and purchased his home on Peaks Island in the mid 1970′s where he continues to live and work. Rick is still amazed with the process of transforming balls of clay into works of art. “It’s about centering the human body and making a connection with the clay. My energy and the feel of the clay define the shape of the piece.”

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Rick works with a variety of clay bodies, high fire porcelain, mid fire stoneware and low fire earthenware. He does the throwing and trimming and his companion Pamela Williamson does the cleaning and glazing. “This is a great collaboration as I am somewhat colorblind and Pamela by her own admission is wheel challenged”. All the glazes and colored slips used in the studio are made on site. Rick and Pamela play at alchemy creating new glaze recipes or they modify existing glaze recipes to use on thier pots.

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Pottery is a marriage of art and science. Rick and Pamela are glad to share thier knowledge of the pottery making process and are eager to try new tecniques and advances in ceramics. “Pamela and I have learned that success sometimes comes from failure and circumstances beyond our control. After all in the end it is the firing process that retains final control of the piece”.

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