Richard Ritter has been an active participant in the Studio Art Glass Movement for over 38 years, creating glass in the mountains of North Carolina near Penland School of Crafts. His work has been exhibited internationally and has involved the extensive exploration of images created using murrini processes. Richard’s work is represented in numerous public and private collections including The Corning Museum of Glass, the American Craft Museum, the White House Permanent Craft Collection, the Mint Museum of Craft + Design, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Boston Museum of Fine Art. Richard has been the recipient of the National Endowment for the Arts’ Fellowship in 1984 and the North Carolina Artists’ Fellowship Grant. In 2000 he received the Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts from the College for Creative Studies School of Art and Design.