Richard Gilson is an instructor at Feet of Clay and teaches the Tuesday evening wheelthrowing class.
Richard Gilson graduated with a minor in art and a major in anthropology. He began his ceramics journey in 2000 as a student at Brookline Adult Ed, and then at the Boston Center For Adult Education. Richard pursued clay at the BCAE from 2003-2008. During that time he also enrolled in classes at the Harvard/Radcliffe Ceramics Program. He has participated in numerous wood, soda and raku workshops both locally and nationally. While at the BCAE he became an instructor and then a co-manager of the studio. He has been an instructor/manager at Feet of Clay since 2009.
Richard’s primary practice is producing functional pottery. He periodically engages in creating sculptural work through both throwing on the wheel and hand building. He is inspired by nature and organic forms with a focus on coral reefs and the organisms they support. He has exhibited his work extensively in the greater Boston area.