Since adolescence, Robert Richter has been fascinated by the creative and artistic possibilities presented by wood. Throughout high school, college and medical school, and as often as possible throughout his career as a surgeon in New York City, he continued to pursue this craft.
At the age of fifty he decided to spend more time perfecting his technique. For a number of years, though, whatever time he could spend in his workshop was necessarily restricted by the demands of his profession.
Now retired from his medical practice, he is rarely far away from his tools and collection of woods. The substance and grace of his works derive not only from their carefully proportioned shape, but also from the polished beauty of the fine woods he employs.
"Karen & Jay: The only people I've known who have a true understanding of what is really involved in working with wood - the visual and tactile clues, the compatibilities of form and function - the factors beyond the technical."
More Works by Robert Richter
Wood Mezuzah Case Aluminum Chevron$110
Olive Wood Mezuzah Case Copper Dot Shin$95
Wood Vertical Stripe Mezuzah Case$65
Star Brown Acrylic Mezuzah Case$95
Wood Mezuzah Case Long Pale Shin$65
Thin Wood Mezuzah Case Long Shin$65
Simple Wood Mezuzah Case$65
Multi Colored Wood Chevron Mezuzah Case$90
Wood Spice Box (Besamin) Clove Design$
Wood Fish Spice Box (Besamin)$
Wood Yad (Torah Pointer)$80
Balanced Wood Wine Bottle Holder$30
Wood Wine Bottle Stopper$
Glow in the Dark Wood Mezuzah Case$80
Simple Wood Stripe Mezuzah Case$65
Red Plastic and Wood Mezuzah Case$65
Open Flower Wood Spice Box$65
Wood Mezuzah Case$85
Wood Mezuzah Case$110
Wood Tzedakah Box$225
Thin Wall Vessel$1800
Squat Wood Vessel$800
Wood Egg-Shaped Sculpture$575
Wood Yad (Torah Pointer)$
Wood Mezuzah Case$75
Handcrafted Wood Purim Gragger (Grogger) & Stand$495