Back at it…

There are lots of pots available for holiday shopping. Simply call or email me for an appointment time for in person shopping. We are located in West Brighton, and will send you the address when you contact me. Thanks!

It’s been a crazy year, and not just because of Covid. Our new home studio is built, we are moved from the Hungerford Building after 18 years in residence, and we are back at pot making, comfortable and close. It is a change to be making only electric-fired, cone 6 pots, but the results have been good and I’m energized by the challenge to translate my look to the new processes. You can see my work in my Etsy shop, or if you want to do some in person shopping, by calling (585-429-0211) or emailing ( me for an appointment to stop by the Rochester studio.


I am a full-time potter working in Rochester, NY. I have been making my living in clay since 1979, and produce a range of stoneware, mostly ash glazed, which is suitable for use on the table and around the house. My work is available to see and purchase in my studio showroom, at galleries and in my Etsy shop.

I am also available for demonstration and hands-on workshops at art centers and schools around the country. I share a cozy home studio with Carolyn Dilcher Stutz, each of us working individually as well as collaboratively. Please feel free to stop in, with appointment, or contact me at any time. Meanwhile, wander the site, sample images and writings from the past forty years.  Thanks for visiting! ~Richard Aerni