John Richardson started his career aged 16, as an apprentice Diamond-mounter in the traditional surroundings of London's Hatton Garden in 1978.
The urge for colour eventually led him to enamel and he produced distinctive collections for retail clients and exhibited in London,
Munich, New York and Las Vegas from 1993 to 2003.
In early 2004 he moved with his family to South Australia and opened a studio/gallery in the seaside location of Semaphore, near Adelaide. Here he picks up sponges on the beach, tries to catch children and brings up fish, with his wife Vanessa.


: 1/99 Semaphore Road
South Australia 5019
Tel:+61 88242 5881
Fax +61 88242 5882



"". "I find that particular combinations of colours can provoke memories and transport us through time, in the way a piece of music does. As a child I made powerful associations between colour, moods and ideas such as days of the week (Friday is red, Monday-blue, etc.) I try to revisit these associations in my work and hope to find the less obvious partnerships between stones, metal and enamel".
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Enamelled Rings
with Sunstone, Blue Topaz and Amethyst
Leaf pendants + Ovum pendant,
Silver & gemstones
Flush-set diamond rings Gold and Platinum
Cardinal ring with Moonstone in Gold