Richard is an artist and maker. His practice is deeply rooted in process, and intrinsic to this is hand embroidery. He records time and space through multiples of dots, lines, and crosses. These meticulously rendered stitches reflect a preoccupation with the repetitive nature of process. McVetis explores the subtle differences that emerge through ritualistic and habitual making.
As one of the UK’s leading artists working in embroidery, Richard has transformed the understanding and appreciation of a previously undervalued medium. Richard is a graduate of the Royal College of Art and a finalist for the Loewe Craft Prize.