Larry Richmond

My current ceramic work continues to show the influence of the Northern California Indian baskets and the time I spent working and teaching on the Hoopa Indian Reservation for the past twenty five years. Almost every culture has passed through a period of technological change from making woven baskets to pottery. The work that I am doing now explores that transition. Using contemporary interpretations of traditional basket shapes and designs, I am searching for a balance between woven materials and clay that is both natural and pleasing. Each of these mediums has a unique beauty that can hopefully be blended into something totally new and unexpected.

I currently maintain a pottery studio in Bellinghman, WA. You can reach me online at

Work History:
Davis Art Center, Ceramics Instructor, 1994
UC Davis Crafts Center, Ceramics Instructor, 1993-1994
Callanwolde Art Center, Ceramics Instructor, 1992
Gwinnett Art Council, Ceramics Instructor, 1992
Assistant Program Callanwolde Art Center Atlanta, GA 1991-1993
Hupa Tribal Business Council, Hoopa, CA, 1983-1984
Pottery Instructor for Tribal Crafts Cooperative College of the Redwoods, Ceramics Instructor on the Hoopa Indian Reservation, 6 years, 1979-1984
Illustrator of Childrens’ books Published 1973-1974
Past Shows:
Permanent collection Ronald & Anita Wornick Collection 1994
The Artery Gallery, Davis, CA, 1993-2002
Gwinnett Arts Council Faculty Exhibit, 1992
Rookie-To Gallery, CA Two Person Show, 1992
Callanwolde Ceramics Exhibit, 1991-1992
American Crafts Council, Atlanta Crafts Show, 1992
Permanent collection Margaret Harlow Ceramic Collection, Benidji State University, Minnesota 1990
Smithsonian Museum Renwick Gallery, “California Artists” 1988
American Craft Council, Baltimore Crafts Show 1988,1992 West Springfield 1988
Contemporary Crafts Market, Santa Monica 1987 thru 1997
Contemporary Crafts Market, San Francisco 1994-1997
American Craft Council, San Francisco Craft Show 1984-thru 2007
Elaine Potter Gallery, San Francisco, CA “Practical Art” 1985 “The Californians” 1986
del Mano Gallery, Los Angeles, Featured Artist, 1996-1997
Cherry Creek Arts Festival, Denver, CO, 1995-1996-1997-1999-2000-2001-2002-2003-2004
Scottsdale Arts Festival, Scottsdale, AZ 1997 (1st place ceramics), thru 2007 (1st place ceramics)
Portland Arts Festival, 1999-2000-2001 -2006
Bellevue Arts Festival 2001-2007
Sausalito Arts Festival 2001-2006 ,Juror2002-2004 (1st place ceramics 2002)