Upcoming events

Thanks everyone for the turnout and support at my December shows…both of them posted record-breaking numbers. I am working this winter looking for new glazes and new shapes, and building my inventory for warmer weather and the start of show and gallery season. I do have a couple of upcoming workshops happening, for anyone interested in a hands-on learning experience of how I make, decorate and glaze up my work. The first will be at The Wesleyan Potters in Middletown, CT, on March 23-25. It will deal with cone 6 oxidation glazing, and techniques of wheel throwing. Click on the link for more info.

On April 7-10, I will be teaching two workshops at Alison Palmer’s studio in South Kent, CT. The first two days will be demo only, showing my forming and decorating techniques, with handouts. The second two days will be demos with hands on by participants, who can work with the plaster and bisque forms I bring to make their own pieces as well as learn how to create their own bisque forms. Participants can attend one or both workshops, as there will be plenty to see and learn. There will be a demonstration of spray glazing on the final morning of the hands on workshop. Click on the link for more details and for sign up info.

And when all is warm in the world again, Carolyn and I will be kicking off the show season with the inaugural Finger Lakes Pottery Tour. We will be located, along with several other potters, at Julie Croby’s studio in Trumansburg, NY. There should be plenty of nice pots and a good opportunity to do some scenic touring for those interested. Click on the link for more info.



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