Richard Lahmy was born in Tunisia and first marvelled at the world of ceramics at the age of 6 when he visited the village market in a Tunisian village called “Menzel Bourguiba” and spotted all the potters busy at work.
He moved to Montreal, Canada, in 1958, and studied Fine Arts at Dawson College.
Following his childhood dream when he moved to Denmark in 1973, he subsequently attended the Brandbjerg Hojskok Institute of Higher Education in 1979, where he learnt how to work with clay.
He returned to Canada in 1980, and attended a “Poterie Bonsecours” one-year program in Montreal.
He is also an experienced jeweller, but returned to ceramics as a profession in 2006, and has been producing marbled ware for craft shows and boutiques ever since.
Richard Lahmy is offering a hand-built ceramics program, or a “Throwing” program (Ceramics on the wheel) at the Griffintown Art School.