Anthony Richards outside Nidaros Cathedral, Trondheim, Norway, May 2018. Photograph by Sa Wanphet.
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Anthony Richards

Anthony Richards was born in Australia and has lived a life sometimes a little too interesting in Indonesia, Thailand, India, China, and the United Arab Emirates. He now lives in Norway, enjoying social democracy, clean air and white winters. He'd like to write about those parts of a robustly misspent youth he can recall but is worried nobody would believe any of it.  Contact Richards at


Wanphet unloads a kiln at her home workshop, 2018.
The effect of the colorful weaving wrapped in miniature around the terracotta vase is arresting; it is fine and coarse at the same time. The ethnicity is pure rural Thai heartland.