Richard Hunt was born in 1951 in Alert Bay, British Columbia, but has lived most of his life in Victoria.
He began carving with his father, the late Henry Hunt, at the age of thirteen. In 1973 Richard began work at the Royal British Columbia Museum as an apprentice carver under his father.
Bronzesmith has had the privilege of casting some of Hunts favorite works in bronze. Richard has made many traditional ceremonial items such as masks, frontlets, rattles and bowls, both for us in potlatches (traditional native ceremonies) and for the collections of museums, galleries, shops and private individuals.