Richard Bramble Artist & Designer:
Richard Bramble was born in London in 1968 and attended Sherborne School in Dorset with an art scholarship. In 1986 he gained a place at the Slade School of Fine Art, which is part of University College London UCL part of London University. Since graduating in 1990 Richard Bramble has worked full time as a fine artist, with his work appearing in numerous exhibitions around the country and in various private and corporate collections. Since 1995 Richard Bramble has worked with top Michelin starred chefs in the UK, creating a range of ingredient and wine paintings and handmade limited edition prints. In 1998 Richard Bramble's collaboration with the chefs led to the publication of 'The Star Chefs Cookbook', incorporating his paintings and their famous signature dishes.
This was a time that also inspired Richard Bramble to create his first ceramic collaborations including one between the chef Gordon Ramsay and Villeroy & Boch Pottery to create an Aubergine design porcelain dress plate for Gordon Ramsay's first restaurant. Richard then developed this concept taking his ingredient studies (Red Mullet, Lobster, John Dory, Aubergine, Fennel, Saffron and more...) that featured in the book and using a summary of the text around the plate rims, he created an ingredient plate design range. Both Villeroy & Boch and Wedgewood potteries considered producing these ranges but due to the specialist nature it was Jersey Pottery that Richard Bramble chose to work with for a period of fifteen years. Since 2016 Richard Bramble designs and manufactures his own ranges, supplying select stores around the world.
The creative style of Richard Bramble has become a globally recognised ‘signature’ which continues to attract commissions and interest. Consequently his work is becoming accessible to a wider audience who appreciate his landscapes, chef collaborations, wildlife and culinary themes. At present Richard Bramble splits his time between London, Dorset and the Outer Hebrides, Scotland, as well as undertaking commissions in the UK and world wide.
A word from the artist...
My work as an artist ranges from the figurative to the abstract. Depending upon the subject matter I use a whole range of mediums (oils, oil pastels, watercolours, charcoal and chalk) to create original paintings and drawings. From these paintings and drawings come the designs for 'The Richard Bramble Collection' of ceramics, textiles, boards and mat ranges.
I hope you enjoy browsing my work and perhaps start collecting a piece or two. If you have questions or wish to discuss anything with me on a studio visit in Sherborne, Dorset or the Borough Market Stall please email me or call 01935 812212.