Richard James currently serves as a tenure-track Assistant Professor at Texas A&M Corpus Christi teaching in both Sculpture and Ceramics.
Richard earned his MFA in ceramics from the University of Kansas in 2016, and was a 2016-17 long-term artist-in-residence at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. He has been a summer artist-in-residence at Zhenrutang in Jingdezhen, China, a special student in ceramics at Indiana University, and received his BFA from the University of Tennessee at Martin in 2001. Richard is the recipient of Sculpture Magazines 2016 Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award. He joined the Archie Bray Foundation for the ceramic arts as the 2017 Speyer Fellow and 2018 Windgate Fellow. Just recently, he was selected as the 2019 Chrysalis Award winner by the James Renwick Alliance.
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