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Richard Busch - Ceramic Artist/Photographer

A former magazine editor who discovered the artistic rewards from working with clay back in the late 1980s, Richard left the publishing world in 1998 to pursue functional pottery full time. He soon built his studio and kiln on a 180-year-old former dairy farm on the Leesburg outskirts where he currently lives and works. 

"For me making pottery is forever challenging and, when things go well, deeply rewarding. The possibilities for forms and colors are endless." 

Richard has also been a professional photographer for some 40 years, working mainly with conventional black-and-white film. His photographs have documented countless events, activities, and people throughout his life. When working for Show Magazine in the Sixties he was assigned to cover many rock stars and celebrities. He makes his own prints in his home darkroom.