Richard Salley began working with metal in 1969 as an assistant to metal sculptor Malcom Moran in Carmel, California. His metal working experience turned to "found object jewelry" after taking a workshop with Keith LoBue in 2002.
Richard has recently retired from teaching in public schools to devote more time to his art and teaching workshops around the country. His interests include digital art, mixed media collage/assemblage, sculpture and jewelry. Richard's work has been featured in "Belle Armoire Jewelry", "Art Jewelry" and "Jewelry Artist" magazines, Susan Lenart-Kazmer's book "Making Connections", "Steel Wire Jewelry" by Brenda Schweder, "Steampunk Style Jewelry" by Jean Campbell and "Metal Style" by Karen Dougherty. Richard and his wife, Jane, live in Rio Vista, CA.