Winter time in the studio

Short days, early darkness…we plug away, making work for the upcoming year, trying out new things, planning and designing the new studio, drinking hot tea. A time to recharge and recalibrate, but…our showroom at the studio in the Hungerford Building is fully stocked and  open daily. Generally to be safe we are in from 10-4, but if you want to be sure, give me a call or text at 585-429-0211 before coming by. Thanks!


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, ash glazed and single-fired, 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 art fairs around the country, which are just a mouseclick away on this website.

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