Richard Hird joined the European Ceramics department at Sotheby’s in Autumn 2013. Before joining he worked at Bonhams, London for five years, spending three years in the European Ceramics department. He has a particular interest in Chelsea and Nymphenburg porcelain as well as English Delftware. He is a member of the English Ceramic Circle, French Porcelain Society and American Ceramic Circle. Richard holds a degree in Fine Art and History of Art from Kingston University, London.