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date: 26 September 2022

Gray, Richard Dennis free

Gray, Richard Dennis free

Born 19 Sept. 1951; s of John Dennis and Betty Gray; m 1976, Cherry Elizabeth Allen; two s

proprietor, Hillrise Stonework (formerly Hillrise Walls), since 2007


Carre’s Grammar Sch.; Bristol Univ. (BA Hist. and Hist. of Art); Manchester Univ. (Museum Studies). AMA


Asst Keeper and Keeper, Manchester City Art Galls, 1974–89; Director: Manchester City Art Galls, 1989–98; Compton Verney, 1998–2005; Consultant Dir, NE Inst., Newcastle upon Tyne, 2005–10. Member: English Ceramic Circle, 1976–; Glass Circle, 1981–; Cttee, Glass Assoc., 1983–87; Cttee, Northern Ceramic Soc., 1986–89; NW Museums Service Adv. Panel, 1988–98 (Mem., Bd of Management, 1994–98); W Midlands Mus. Policy Forum, 2004–. Ind. Assessor, Reviewing Cttee on Export of Works of Art; Ext. Examr, Manchester Polytechnic, 1989–92. Trustee: Spode Mus., 1989–; Rekonstruktsiya Trust, 1991–93. Professional Mem., Dry Stone Walling Assoc. of GB, 2010–. Dry Stone Walling Instructor, Cotswold Conservation Bd, 2017–. Silver Gilt Medal (with Christine Cottrell) for Conceptual Garden, RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show, 2012


The History of Porcelain, Chapter 1, 1982; catalogues and inventories, Manchester Art Galleries; articles and book reviews for arts jls


music, fishing, walking


35 Park Street, Bladon, Woodstock, Oxon OX20 1RW