Richard’s first job was in Sheffield, Yorkshire, home to the Sheffield School of Art, recognised as having been one of the leading centres of the arts and crafts movement of over a hundred years ago. Exposure to this style and concept, ever present in Sheffield, created an interest that never went away for items that set the tone for interiors and those who made those items.
He opted to pursue a more realistic academic and career option. In what turned out to be a career in the automotive and high tech industries. A busy and rewarding career in which Richard traveled the world and experienced life and friendships across the world. Eventually, happily settling down in the Netherlands with his wife and family.