Richard is a self-taught blacksmith and sculptor. He uses primarily new material, first cutting petals and leaves from flat sheets of steel. Secondly, those are heated in a coal forge and hammered into the desired shape. Finally, all are welded together to create the unification of his vision. Most of Richard’s work has a floral design alluding to his love of nature and the outdoors. He enjoys the opportunity and challenge of working rigid metal to form soft, flowing botanical designs.