Richard Boyd Art Gallery

Rick Boyd

A Nurse Anesthetist and potter for over 35 years, Rick took his first pottery course while attending college in Philadelphia, PA. In the 1970’s Boyd moved to Portland, ME to work at Maine Medical Center. In need of studio space, Rick discovered Portland Pottery on Exchange Street where he was able to rent a small work space and soon after became an apprentice to owner Larry Adlerstein.

In 1975, Boyd and a business partner, Stewart Kestenbaum, opened Second Story Pottery on Exchange Street which closed a year later when Rick purchased a home on Peaks Island. Since, 1976 Rick has continuously produced ceramic art and pottery on Peaks Island in Portland, Maine.

Rick says, “I work with a variety of clay bodies from high fire porcelain to low fire earthenware creating original hand-made works of ceramic art and pottery. I am still amazed with the process of transforming balls of clay into works of art. It’s about centering the human body and making a connection with the clay. My energy and the feel of the clay define the shape of the piece. All of my work is wheel thrown or hand built. To ensure each piece is one of a kind, no cast molds of originals are ever made and no commercially prepared glazes are used in the creation of my work.”

Rick has taken a seminar with Warren Mackenzie, one of the greatest living 20th century American potters, and pottery courses at Vanderbilt University, Maine College of Art and Haystack Mountain School of Crafts. Rick has also served as a mentor and visiting artist at Nicolet College in Wisconsin. His ceramic art and pottery are held in numerous private and public collections including Fordham University, Lincoln Center Campus Ministry, New York, NY.

The images below are representative of works in each ongoing series available for purchase at Richard Boyd Art Gallery located on Peaks Island in Portland, Maine.

 

 

Richard Boyd - High Fire Porcelain. Cobalt Crystalline Glaze Series. Cone 9 Oxidation.

Richard Boyd – High Fire Porcelain. Cobalt Crystalline Glaze Series. Cone 9 Oxidation.

Richard Boyd High Fire Porcelain ^9 Oxidation Cobalt Crystalline Series

Richard Boyd High Fire Porcelain ^9 Oxidation Cobalt Crystalline Series.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Richard Boyd ~ "Wheel Thrown Reticulated Glazed Vase" ~ Cone 04 Oxidation

Richard Boyd ~ “Wheel Thrown Reticulated Glazed Vase” ~ Cone 04 Oxidation

Richard Boyd ~ "Wheel Thrown Reticulated Glazed Vessel" ~ Cone 04 Oxidation

Richard Boyd ~ “Wheel Thrown Reticulated Glazed Vessel” ~ Cone 04 Oxidation – SOLD

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Richard Boyd - Mid Fire Stoneware. Metallic Glaze Series. Cone 6 Oxidation.

Richard Boyd – Mid Fire Stoneware. Metallic Glaze Series. Cone 6 Oxidation. 

Richard Boyd ~ Stoneware Sculpture Cone 6 Oxidation Metallic Glaze Series

Richard Boyd ~ Stoneware Sculpture – SOLD Cone 6 Oxidation Metallic Glaze Series

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Richard Boyd - Mid Fire Stoneware. Reticulated Glaze Series. Cone 6 Oxidation.

Richard Boyd – Mid Fire Stoneware. Reticulated Glaze series. Cone 6 oxidation.

Richard Boyd - Mid Fire Stoneware. Dinner Service Series. Cone 6 Oxidation.

Richard Boyd – Mid Fire Stoneware. Dinner Service Series. Cone 6 Oxidation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Richard Boyd Cone 9 Oxidation High Fire Porcelain Charger

Richard Boyd Cone 9 Oxidation High Fire Porcelain Charger – SOLD

Richard Boyd Wood Fired Cone 9 Reduction

Richard Boyd Wood Fired Cone 9 Reduction

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Richard Boyd - High Fire Porcelain. Peach Crystalline Glaze Series. Cone 9 Oxidation.

Richard Boyd – High Fire Porcelain. Peach Crystalline Glaze Cone 9 Oxidation.

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