Becky Richards (b. 1988, Ōtautahi, Christchurch and lives and works in Tāmaki-makau-rau, Auckland) is an Aotearoa New Zealand maker, writer and educator. Her creative practice bridges sculpture, installation, ceramics, words and workshops. Richards’ research is led by material processes and follows a continuous flow between the world of the mind and the realm of matter – fulfilling both her inherent need to make things, and the necessity of keeping herself happy and well.
Her exhibitions include Sand-pit, RM gallery, Auckland (2020); CATCH, Tinning St Gallery, Melbourne (2019); Slow Time, Tacit gallery, Hamilton (2018); You are a force of nature, Elam school of fine arts, Auckland (2018) and To watch, with your mind’s eye, the world floating quiet, Blue Oyster Project Space, Dunedin (2017). Richards holds a BFA (hons) from Ilam school of Fine Arts, and an MFA (first class hons) from Elam School of fine Arts, University of Auckland. She is the founder and director of Mud Studios Limited, a shared ceramics studio focused on supporting contemporary process-led-research in clay.
Richards is the current editor of Ceramics NZ magazine, and a freelance writer.