Richard Brooks (1951- ) took Peter Rushforth's ceramics certificate course at East Sydney Technical College in 1970 then trained for three years under David Leach in the UK, setting up his own workshop in Torquay, UK, in 1973. Returning to Australia, he trained under Shigeo Shiga at Terrey Hills in 1974 and worked for Derek Smith at the Royal Doulton Craft Studio for a time in 1975. In 1976, he established the Booralie Pottery in Terrey Hills and started taking in trainees of his own. He relocated the pottery to larger premises at Duffy's Forest in 1980. In 1989, he resettled in Bunyah on the mid north coast, subsequently moving to nearby Firefly. He works in the Anglo-Oriental style, making functional pieces with a high level of technical competence. He marks his work with an impressed 'RB', sometimes accompanied by a kangaroo. Booralie Pottery work (I think) is marked with an impressed cross with a dot in each quadrant.