Virginia Richards Artist, potter, sculptor

My pottery is mainly domestic ware in bright, bold designs and quirky sculptures - not always based on reality.

I also make lampbases to commission.

In addition to pottery, I am also a painter working mainly in oils and mixed media.

My paintings most often feature landscapes, still life, quirky people and animals though recently I have done a series of portraits.

I exhibit in various galleries, shops and events such as Devon Open Studios and Wonderworks.


This year`s event will take place Saturday 11th - Sunday 26th September 2021

This year I will be part of the Gidleigh Painters group who are exhibiting in the Village Hall, Gidleigh, near Chagford. There will be ten of us exhibiting with paintings in various media and many different styles. I will also be displaying some of my sculptures. Our group meets regularly and we all work on our own projects and share ideas under the leadership of Janey Leitch who is a local well established artist.

Visit the Devon Artist Network website - to see more about the 200 resident artists and crafts people throughout the county who will be opening their studios to the public during this period.

A guide covering all the studios and artists exhibiting is now available in local shops, cafes, galleries, hotels and libraries. The guide is also available online on the Devon Artist Network website.

The last two years have been a very difficult time for everyone including artists. More studios than ever are taking part this year to make up for lost time. Do come along and join us!