Joey Richardson, an internationally acclaimed turner and sculptor, is renowned for her delicate and richly hued wood forms. She personally sculpts each individual piece on a lathe, with the cutting, shaping and sanding all controlled with the eye. Her skill allows her to pare the wood until it is paper thin, allowing light through the normally opaque texture.
She has won awards from the Worshipful Company of Turners and Scholarships from The Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust (QEST) and the Carpenters Company. 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 that is developing in the UK.