Curriculum Vitae of Stephen Richard

After rising to management positions in universities, the enthusiasm for glass took over.  The interest in ecclesiastical glass that had been evident from adolescence was transferred into a practising enthusiasm a couple of years after moving to Glasgow.  This enthusiasm increased to the point of making a career change when the opportunity arose.  Classes with Paul San Casciani, evening classes, a part time course at the (now) City of Glasgow College, various specific classes, and a master class with Klaus Moje at Northlands added to his knowledge and experience.  Stephen now concentrates on domestic, public and commercial decorative glass, including restoration. 

His works includes:

Theatre Lights, 1995 and Library and University Tower, 1997 meeting room screens, Glasgow University Library
Italian Design, 1998. Fused and back lit panels for "Made in "Italy", Edinburgh
Fused and shaped panels for Scottish Courage, Edinburgh, 1998
Commemorative panel, Daldorch House School, 1999
Dream Time, 1999, Fused and bonded glass, 1500 by 850mm, Rococo Restaurant, Glasgow
Light Wall, 2000. Fused and back lighted tiles, 2.25 square metres
Flight, 2000. Nine square metre skylight for Millers Bistro, NorthBerwick in fused glass.
Restoration of 9 painted and stained 19th century panels for the Talbot Association, 2001
Players, 2001. A 12 square metre ceiling for the Scottish Football Association reception offices in fused glass and metal.
Garden Display, 2001, for Glasgow City Council Lands Department. 2.5m diameter glass and steel panel.
Panels for Glasgow University Bar, 2002, 1.22 by .45 m.
Complete fenestration for St Andrew’s East Church, Glasgow, 2002 [Building and windows designed by Salmond, a contemporary of Mackintosh’s]
Windows for sets at BBC Scotland for "River City". Leaded, etched, and textured glass, 2002
Reminder, 2002. 450x380x40mm. Commemorative panel using a Mackintosh aphorism. Installed in Oxford.
Castleton House. Restoration of medallions and other glass, and setting them in new windows, 2002
Restoration of the painted and stained East window of the Episcopal Church, Ayr, 2003
Waving, 2003. 11.5 metres of back lighted fused glass representing the movement of sea and sky. Installed at Highgrove House Hotel,Troon.
Wall Panels, 2003. Decorative, fused panel for "Little Italy", Glasgow. 1.5 by .8 metres.
Internal decorative glass panels, 2003, for "Bloody Mary", Glasgow.
Spread Eagle Glass sculpture 700x300x40mm and lamp shades forLazzio restaurant, Edinburgh, 2004
Re-glazing of Dowanvale Free Church, Partick, Glasgow, 2004
The Sky is Falling (610x610mm) Ceiling panel for bathroom,Motherwell, 2005
Albinoni’s Adigio in G Minor Fused panels, Partick, 2005
Installation of historic items in glass brick walls, Whitehill Community Centre, Hamilton, 2005
Figures Large domestic leaded glass panel, Jordanhill, 2005
Fireworks 1metre square fused panel for wall hanging, Dumfries, 2006
Installation at Corries Solicitors, Washington Street ,Glasgow, 2006
Glazing for Dowanvale Church, 2007
Restoration of Oscar Patterson window, Otago Street, 2007
Storms, a bedroom screen for a private house, Ayrshire, 2008
"Sand, sea, air", Fused glass skylight installation, 1830 x 1300mm, 2009
Complete restoration of windows in 1920's conservation area, First Gardens, Dumbreck, Glasgow, 2009
Coupola repair and protective glazing, Dumbreck, Glasgow, 2009
Restoration of stair window in 1850's listed building, 2009
Collaboration with Amanda Johnson as lead artist on cast glass and steel public installation at Merry Street, Motherwell, 2009
Collaboration with Amy Stephenson on the incorporation of glass with garments, displayed on the catwalk at the London Fashion Show, 2010
Restoration of Wheel Windows at St. Serf's Church, Glasgow, 2010
Repair and Restoration of all the stair windows at North Gardner Street, 2011
Porch Window, Terregles Ave, Polockshields, 2011
Restoration in Helensborough, 2011
Chandelier, Liss, Hampshire, 2011
Resetting historical panel into new location, 2011 

In the last few years he has increasingly turned his attention to heat formed and sculptural forms.

Community activities have included:
Hyndland Stained Glass Survey Project.1997-9
Jordanhill Secondary School, artist in residence, 1998 and 2002
St Charles Primary School, residency, 1999
Larkhall Millennium Project, 1999-2000
Queen’s Cross Housing Association, 2000
Hillhead Community Centre, Kirkintilloch, 2001
Workshops for local primary schools, 2002 & 2003
Community Artist with National Museums of Scotland and SouthLanarkshire Council for Whitehill, Hamilton, 2004
Joint artist in residence at Larkhall Academy, 2003-2005. Scottish Arts Council funded project.
Mosaic with pupils of S4 at Golfhill Primary School. 2010
Westercraigs Nursery, Monolith Project, 2011
Discussion and shortlisted with Caringorms National Park on provision of large scale sculptural boundary signs and objects reacting to the views at various points throughout the Park.

He has exhibited:
Selected for "Migrate" A travelling exhibition organised by the Scottish Glass Society, 2009-2010, various locations in Scotland and England.
WASPS Open Studios, October 2009
National Museums of Scotland and others – "Cutting Edge", 2007, a travelling exhibition.
Lillie Gallery, Milngavie, 2007
Scottish Art Market, May 2006
Park Gallery, Falkirk, 2004-5
Strathearn Gallery, Crief, joint show, 2002, 2005
Dundas Street Gallery, Edinburgh, 2004
Celtic Connections at Wasps, 2004
Compass Gallery, Glasgow, joint show, 1999, 2001, 2003
Collins Gallery, Glasgow, joint shows, 2001, 2002, 2003
Q2 Gallery, Dundee, joint show, 2003
Peter Potter Gallery, Haddington, jopint show, 2007
Group Shows with Parade Artists, 2009, 2010, 2011
Currently represented in Arran Gallery, Coach House Gallery, CulrossGallery. Torre Art Gallery

The Cutting Edge, Scotland's Contemporary Crafts edited by C Baird and R Watban. National Museums of Scotland, 2007
"Made in Scotland" pp.10-12, Art Mag, Feb/March 2011

BA, University of Kansas, 1965
Dip Lib, University of Strathclyde, 1966
M Lib, University of Wales, Aberystwyth, 1990
HNC, Glasgow College of Building and Printing. 1997
Paul San Casciani, at West Dean, 1988 and at Oxford, 1992
Bohle, at Glasgow, 2001, 2004
Northlands Master Class with Klaus Moje, 2005

Additional activities:
Technical Director, Argentia, 2011 - 
Craftscotland (an SAC funded information, marketing, and web resource), Board of Directors, 2004-2010; Chair 2006-2010
International Guild of Glass Artists, Vice Chairman
Association for Applied Arts Scotland, Advisory Committee, 2002-4
Scottish Arts Council, Scottish Crafts Website Steering Group 2002-4
Consultant, Kibble Palace interpretative scheme, Glasgow Botanic Gardens, 2003-5
Joint Curator, Scottish Glass Society Exhibition 1999
Selection Panel for Exhibition at Strathearn Gallery, 2002
Administrator for Scottish Glass Society exhibitions, 2006 and 2007
Member, Children's Panel, Glasgow, 2003-
Member Scottish Glass Society committee in various capacities, 1999-2006

Contact details:
Stephen Richard, Studio 8, WASPS Studios, 77 Hanson Street, Glasgow G31 2HF.
Tel. 0771 883 1117 or 0141 556 5700
Fax: 0141 554 7330