Richard Stratton was born in Dunedin New Zealand in 1970, Richard attended Otago School of Arts graduating with a Diploma in Ceramic Arts in 1993. Shifting to Wellington Richard began working as a tutor and developing his technique in ceramics. Richards sculptural ceramic work has been exhibited widely in New Zealand and overseas, and his works are included in private and public collections notably Te Papa Tongarewa, The Dowse Art Museum and the Real Art Road show. Richard’s ceramics have always responded to industrially produced press moulded and heavily ornate 18th century ceramics. Historical form and technique are critical to his works imaginative generation and meaning. Stratton ware is his domestic ware range exclusively available through Tree Gallery in Whanganui.