Rich is trained in Fine Art with a focus on sculpture. He says “I am open to the use of any material that seems appropriate to the situation; the material is not my starting point. However I am in the process of a long relationship with wood and one that at this moment in time seems to be of endless possibility. Sometimes my starting point is simply to make a chair – a piece of furniture that is in itself profound; a resting place for thought.” Richard guides the young people’s work on the renovation of the school buildings.