Richard Aerni - Rochester New York PotterWorkshopping…

Anyone who is interested in taking some time to work on sectional throwing, and spray glazing for movement, depth and subtlety, here are a couple of opportunities…

May 23-27 Pinecroft Pottery, Aylmer, Ontario, Canada
Not only do you get beautiful scenery, a pottery that has been active since the 1930’s, a wonderful workshop, you also get the irrepressible Tony Clennell! We’ll be moving a lot of clay in this one, and taking time to glaze up bisqueware for effect to fire their gas kiln to cone 10. Tony says the kiln is 55 cubic feet, so you’ll have room to bring enough to get the hang of it. More info at

September 3-5 Snow Farm, the New England Craft Program, Williamsburg, Massachusetts
A short holiday weekend workshop on forming and glazing techniques. In this one we will work on glazing techniques for effect, at cone 6 oxidation. As I’m sure many of you are aware, cone 6 oxidation and cone 10 reduction effects are not entirely foreign to each other. We’ll be working on specialized forming techniques as well as glazing up your bisqueware to fire off in a cone 6 electric firing. You’ll be surprised at the stunning effects possible, and the easy simple ways to convert cone 10 reduction glazes to cone 6. Should be short, sweet and intense! More info at

WXXI Arts InFocus – 5 minute video about Richard Aerni:

brown_bowl_2667I 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