richardaernipottery

Functional pottery, with subtlety and depth

111 Sales

richardaernipottery

Functional pottery, with subtlety and depth

111 Sales On Etsy since 2007

0 out of 5 stars
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Announcement   Welcome to my gallery! I have been a full-time potter for over 30 years, working every day in the studio making things that please me as much as I hope they will please you.

When I began in 1974, I was fresh out of stints working in, managing, and then owning vegetarian restaurants, as well as helping to manage an organic co-op. I believed, and still do, that work with meaning helps to change you, and perhaps even the world, a bit at a time. Working with clay, one pot at a time, keeps my world in perspective, and allows me to connect with like-minded people all around. Over the years many of my customers have become my friends. This is a very user-friendly career! If you are unable to visit my booth at any of the craft shows I exhibit at during the year, or stop by my Rochester, NY studio and showroom, I hope you’ll be able to experience some of the joy I get out of my daily work by looking through these pots on display.

All of my pots are made from high-fired stoneware, a rugged clay that can withstand the rigors or daily use. I throw most of my pots, glaze them using wood ash and other glazes that I have developed over the years, and fire them in a gas kiln of my design and construction. The ash glazes develop their signature rivulet patterns during the last couple hundred degrees of their stay in the kiln, from about 2200-2400 degrees F, and those patterns, combined with the slip decorating I do on the wet clay, and the interaction with the other stoneware glazes I use, create a piece that refers to the natural world around us, without my actually trying to depict that world. I aim for my pieces to show my love of classic design, while reflecting my deep regard for our planet.

Making pots has truly combined many of my loves…the love of the earth that comes from my experiences growing fruits and vegetables, as well as my geology studies at university; the love of the limited-edition, hand-made object, and my love of cooking.

Enjoy your visit here, and if you want to learn more about my pots or about me, please stop by my website: www.richardaerni.com .
I am a member of etsy Artisans Gallery Team ( http://team.etsy.com/viewteam.php?id=773 ), a very talented and energetic group of artists from around the world.
Thanks!

Announcement

Welcome to my gallery! I have been a full-time potter for over 30 years, working every day in the studio making things that please me as much as I hope they will please you.

When I began in 1974, I was fresh out of stints working in, managing, and then owning vegetarian restaurants, as well as helping to manage an organic co-op. I believed, and still do, that work with meaning helps to change you, and perhaps even the world, a bit at a time. Working with clay, one pot at a time, keeps my world in perspective, and allows me to connect with like-minded people all around. Over the years many of my customers have become my friends. This is a very user-friendly career! If you are unable to visit my booth at any of the craft shows I exhibit at during the year, or stop by my Rochester, NY studio and showroom, I hope you’ll be able to experience some of the joy I get out of my daily work by looking through these pots on display.

All of my pots are made from high-fired stoneware, a rugged clay that can withstand the rigors or daily use. I throw most of my pots, glaze them using wood ash and other glazes that I have developed over the years, and fire them in a gas kiln of my design and construction. The ash glazes develop their signature rivulet patterns during the last couple hundred degrees of their stay in the kiln, from about 2200-2400 degrees F, and those patterns, combined with the slip decorating I do on the wet clay, and the interaction with the other stoneware glazes I use, create a piece that refers to the natural world around us, without my actually trying to depict that world. I aim for my pieces to show my love of classic design, while reflecting my deep regard for our planet.

Making pots has truly combined many of my loves…the love of the earth that comes from my experiences growing fruits and vegetables, as well as my geology studies at university; the love of the limited-edition, hand-made object, and my love of cooking.

Enjoy your visit here, and if you want to learn more about my pots or about me, please stop by my website: www.richardaerni.com .
I am a member of etsy Artisans Gallery Team ( http://team.etsy.com/viewteam.php?id=773 ), a very talented and energetic group of artists from around the world.
Thanks!

Richard Aerni

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Richard Aerni

Reviews

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Anonymous on Sep 3, 2010

5 out of 5 stars

Absolutely stunning craftsmanship. Arrived quickly and very protected. Many, many thanks.

Anonymous on Aug 1, 2010

5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful. Thank you.

Anonymous on Jul 26, 2010

5 out of 5 stars

Thank you so much for this stunning piece of kitchen ware. Quick mailing and very attentive and courteous.

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Last updated on March 14, 2011

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As of 6/2/08, due to New York State law, all purchasers must add 8% sales tax. Very sorry about this, but it's the law.
Shipping
I pack carefully, with biodegradeable and/or recycled materials. Please notify me immediately if there is any damage to your item. I will ship in the most cost effective way, with time in mind. Often this is USPS Priority Mail. Sometimes it is Parcel Post, depending on the size of the box. Please let me know if you have a preference, and we can adjust shipping charges accordingly.
Refunds and Exchanges
I will refund or credit any purchase when the buyer expresses dissatisfaction. I want my buyers to be happy buyers!
Additional policies and FAQs
I do encourage custom work,if it fits into the general purview of my techniques and processes. Please convo me if you have questions about this.
I wholesale my work to galleries across the USA. If you are interested in carrying my work, please convo me and we can talk. Generally, galleries should expect wholesale terms to be in effect, not consignment, since as a one person shop, I can't reasonably service the account as consignment. Thanks!