Richard was born in London in 1950, he was first introduced to glass at an open day in the research laboratories where his father worked. Fascinated by the medium he applied for an apprenticeship as a scientific glass blower at the age of 16. It was here that he learnt the technical skills to make some very complicated equipment such as vacuum pumps and spiral condensers.
At the age of 20 he became one of the last ‘ten pound poms’ to leave England and immigrate to Australia. Arriving in Sydney in 1970 he began working in a scientific laboratory in Marrickville. It wasn’t long before Richard wanted to extend himself more creatively. So with a couple of colleagues who also wanted to something a little different they formed a new business called Argyle Glass down at the Rocks in 1972.
The trio set up in the old arts and crafts building and commenced to blow glass in front of the public.
Now living in Tasmania Richard is renowned for his perfume bottles and is collected world wide.
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