Sculptor Paul Richardson originally studied graphics near his home in Essex and then went on to take a degree in painting in Birmingham. It was after college though, that Paul discovered metal. He took a studio in the disused Birds Custard Factory where he found steel sheets, bought a little welder and started to build. A passion for steel has characterised his sculptures ever since and as he developed his craft he learned how to breathe a sense of life into steel.

Paul’s career has been wide ranging. He has created a significant body of public art for which he was nominated a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, Commerce and Industry. Commissions are always site specific and span a great variety of themes from a two metre high figure of the mythic god Pan to a huge corner of a Monopoly Board for the centre of Waterford complete with rolling dice and a five metre long battleship.