Richard Ashton is a Fine Craft Artisan and has an extensive knowledge of stones, their composition and unique qualities. This knowledge and experience contribute to creating an element of design resulting in unique one-of-a-kind jewelry styles. All the designs are original, asymmetrical formats (necklaces, earrings and bolo ties) created with natural and unique materials, including a variety of semi-precious stones, antique glass, crystals, amber and desert cactus.
Richard has a large collection of materials which he has accumulated during his over 35 years as an artist, having found many unusual beads and bronzes originating from around the world. He takes a great deal of time to fashion the designs that comprise his unusual creations. Richard has attended gem and mineral shows to find the best and most interesting sources for his materials.