Larry Richmond

3100 Alabama St.
Bellingham, WA. 98229
(360) 734-3698

Personal Information:

Born: November 29, 1942 in Jackson, Michigan
Two sons: Andy, Eli
Grandsons: Alex, Ryan, Lucas ,Noah ,Granddaughter Lilly
Currently maintaining a pottery studio in Bellingham, WA


Jackson High School, Michigan. Grad. 1960
Wayne State University, Detroit, Mich. B.F.A. 1964 Major: Industrial Design
Hartnell College, Salinas, CA 1973-1974 Major: Ceramics
Pima College, Tucson, Ariz. 1975 Major: Ceramics
Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA 1976-1979 Major: Ceramics and Art History

Work History:

Currently Operating and Maintaining a production pottery studio, Bellingham, WA
College of the Redwoods, Ceramics Instructor on the Hoopa Indian Reservation, 6 years, 1979-1984
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
Illustrator of Childrens' books Published 1973-1974
"History of San Diego" and "The Yak Pak", a children's phonetic reading program
Volt Tech. Corp., San Diego, Calif.,1971-1973
Technical Illustrator for Aerospace Industry
U.S. Air Force 1964-1968
Painting, Acrylics & Oils, 1960-present

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 2007,2012
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), Best of Show, 2007 (1st place ceramics)through 2018
Portland Arts Festival, 1999-2000-2001-2006
Bellevue Arts Festival 2001-2022
Sausalito Arts Festival 2001-2006 ,Juror 2002-2004 (1st place ceramics 2002)
Ann Arbor Arts Festival 2002
Smithsonian Crafts Show 2003
Ft. Worth Arts Festival Main Street. 2004
Scottsdale Arts Festival (BEST OF SHOW) 2007
Henderson Arts Festival Las Vegas (BEST OF SHOW) 2007-2008
Philadelphia Arts Show Philadelphia Museum 2006
American Crafts Show St. Paul, MN 2006
One Of Kind Show, Vancouver,BC,Canada 2008
St.Louis Art Show, 2008
Art in the Pearl, Portland, OR 2007-2014
Art in the High Desert,Bend, OR. 2009-2016
Inland Art Festival,Spokane, WA, 2009, (Merit Award)
Anacortes Arts Festival 2008, 2009,(Featured Artist 2010) 2011.
Salem Arts Festival, Salem, OR 2009
Edmonds Art Festival, WA, 2010-2015
Utah Art Festival, 2011 (BEST OF SHOW) 2012
American Crafts Exposition, Evanston, IL 2011
Best of the Northwest 2010-2022
Smithsonian Crafts Show 2016

Galleries where my work has been shown:

Good Earth Pottery, Bellingham,WA
Bowers Museum, Santa Ana, CA
Jackie Chalkley, Washington DC
Ellen Harris Gallery, Provincetown, MA
Reflections Museum, LosAngeles
Eve France, Houston, TX
Renwick Gallery, Washington, DC
Roche Bobois Gallery, Phil., PA
Gallimaufry, Ltd., Croton-On-Hudson, NY
Sansar, Washington, DC
Gilbert Ortega Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
The Gadfly, Alexandria, VA
Hoadley Gallery, Lenox, MA
Wallengren, New York, NY
Images Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Zona Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
International Gallery, San Diego, CA
del Mano Gallery, Los Angeles Featured Artist
Rookie-To Gallery, Boonesville, CA
Potters Wheel, Lake Taho, CA
Diamond/Tanita, Portland, OR
West Southwest, Denver, CO
Ansel Adams Gallery, Yosemite Nat. Park, CA
Blue Sky Gallery, Willits, CA


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. Each piece is wheel thrown and hand carved with added hand woven basket work, cord leather and wood handles.