Born in England, Richard Crosland began working with wood in Australia in the late sixties. By 1970, he was designing and making furniture on commission and by 1977, he was teaching cabinet making at Sydney Technical College. In 1979, while continuing his commissioned work, he established his own woodworking school, both of which he maintains today. Over the intervening years he has also taught Summer Schools at Sturt Workshops and the University of NSW and has been Artist-in-Residence at the Canberra School of Art woodwork studio and Sydney Grammar School, NSW. In 1987/88 Richard was on the board of the Craft Council of NSW. He has been involved in numerous exhibitions and group shows, including regular representation at the Woodwork and Craft Expo exhibitions and his work has been included in many publications both here and overseas. He has also written a book, called Wood Working Course, published in 1996.