Richard Kollath

Richard Kollath is a nationally recognized author, designer, and craftsman whose work is featured in books, magazines and on television. As a quilt and textiles expert and contributing editor for Country Living magazine, Richard also appears regularly on Country Living Quilts (QVC).

Raised in Schenectady, New York, Richard was educated in fine arts and art history at the Rochester Institute of Technology, the University of Hawaii, and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. His painting and photography were exhibited during a university teaching and lecturing career at the UNC Greensboro, Northern Illinois University, New College in Sarasota, Florida, The State University of New York at New Paltz, Duke University, Barnard College and Columbia University.

For six years, Richard traveled through India and Pakistan, conducting arts research and building a museum caliber collection of hand-made textiles. He continued teaching until the mid-eighties when he accepted a product development position with an international giftware manufacturer -- a job requiring frequent travel to Asia to design prototypes and oversee production. In a year’s time, Richard was also designing crafts and producing home decorating stories for national magazines.

For over twenty years, Richard’s design work has appeared regularly in a variety of shelter publications, and as the author of several craft and home design books, he’s been a frequent guest on broadcast and cable television shows like Home Matters, B. Smith with Style, Our Home and Handmade By Design. Richard’s been on national media tours as a spokesman for Eddie Bauer Home and Woodfinisher’s Pride, has conducted live in-store product demonstrations, and hosts craft and design workshops around the country.