Joey Richardson delicate wood carving
Joey Richardson delicate wood carving can be compared to Wooden lace. British artist and woodcarver Joey Richardson grew up surrounded by trees on a small farm within the heart of Twigmoor Woods in Lincolnshire, England, where her love for wood, nature, fauna and flora developed. Wood-turning is one of our oldest and most traditional crafts, which Joey feels passionate to keep alive. She teaches and gives demonstrations of turning, piercing, painting and texturing in the UK and the USA, inspiring others. Joey Richardson has exhibited her work at major exhibitions in the UK and the USA, including the prestigious SOFA expo in New York and Chicago. She has won many medals and prizes for her beautiful woodturning, including awards in the Worshipful Company of Turners’ competitions.
Joey Richardson’s statement: “Trees are a truly beautiful vital resource, and wood art allows nature’s designs to live on in our homes. Wood-turning uses skills that began in the mists of antiquity, as a base for producing essential utility items. When these skills are taken beyond their utilitarian roots with creativity and imagination, and are allied with experiences and a passion from deep within the inner soul, the result transcends craft and rises into the realms of art”.
“Professionally I feel very fortunate to be a female in what is essentially a man’s world of wood turning. My style incorporates both the more feminine – the delicate and beautiful – and the more masculine – the big and bold. Combined, these two aspects fully encapsulate and make the most striking use of wood’s tactile beauty”.