Richard Judd

Richard Judd Furniture Ltd.

"Reading about Zen Buddhism created the desire to become a craftsman. A passage described how your day could be an active meditation if you were properly focused on your work. I chose woodworking as a profession that would allow for this attention."

When the Dalai Lama came to visit south-central Wisconsin, he slept in a cherry bed that Richard Judd made. Judd's goal is to create artwork that reflects the meditative process of creation as well as the unique beauty and contributions of the human mind, heart, and hand. In other words, the spirit of the maker.

Judd's efforts are guided by the orders of architecture (in which he has a degree and many years of training) and the proportions of nature. With a bit of the spirit of the divine tossed in for good measure.

Richard Judd received a BS degree in architecture from the University of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. After working in architecture and the building trades, he formed his own business as a designer and craftsman in 1983 in historic Paoli, Wisconsin. He created Zazen Gallery in 1997, a furniture showroom and exhibit space for fellow contemporary artists in all media.

Wave Console
Wood Console Table

$ 2,310
Spiral Coffee Table
Wood Coffee Table

$ 2,520
Spiral Lamp
Wood Table Lamp

$ 600
Flying Console Table
Wood Console Table

$ 3,855
Tong Pedestal
Wood Side Table

$ 1,390
Spiral End Table
Wood End Table

$ 1,940
Tusk Shelf
Wood Shelf

$ 990
Enso Mirror
Wood Mirror

$ 980
Catalan End Table
Wood End Table

$ 1,260
Sinuous Shelf
Wood Shelf

$ 1,200
Oval Mirror
Wood Mirror

$ 840 - $ 1,030
Infinity Table
Wood Coffee Table

$ 3,190
Nesting Tables
Wood Side Table

$ 1,160
Selected Exhibitions & Awards
Smithsonian Craft Show, Susie Gray Founder's Award, Washington, DC, 2014
American Craft Exhibition, Best of Furniture Award, Evanston, IL, 1991
Wisconsin Arts Board, Visual Arts New Work Award: , State of WI, 1991 & 1993
Wisconsin Arts Board, Visual Arts Fellowship, State of WI, 1992
National Endowment for the Arts , Regional Fellowship Award in Crafts, Arts Midwest, 1992