May 1, 2021…the showroom reopens!

Carolyn and I will be two weeks in on our second shot of the vaccine on May 1, so we will be happy to welcome mask-wearing, vaccinated shoppers once again. Please, small groups only! We want to make sure that everyone is safe and comfortable. This is exciting to us, because like most artists, we are solitary beings, but sometimes you can get too much of a good thing! I hope we will see you soon, and can catch up on what’s been happening over the past year.

Let’s stay safe this year while shopping

We really wanted to be able to schedule appointments in the studio for holiday shopping, but with the recent post-Thanksgiving surge in Covid cases in the Rochester it seems the wiser course to keep the shopping virtual til the curve is flattened. Consequently, if you wish to purchase items for holiday gifts, I feel it best to refer you to my online shop.  I have a very well-stocked Etsy shop with over 100 items for sale. You can shop there and have the work shipped to you, or we can have it ready for curbside pickup at the studio. Carolyn Dilcher-Stutz also has her Etsy shop up and running, so you can do a two-fer.

These are strange times! We appreciate you support and your cooperation more than you can imagine.


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