Richard Aernis Soup Bowl on Cyndi's table

Richard Aerni Pitcher in Warm Gold

dark brown pitcher by Richard Aerni

Richard Aerni Square Baker on Cyndi's Table

Aerni-BIO-8x10Richard Aerni is one of our artists who has family in Michigan but lives in Rochester, New York.  He is a full time potter and has been making his living in clay since 1979. He has spent a lifetime perfecting his ceramic artwork and wood ash glazes.

This artist’s impeccable technical skills offer you some of the very best pottery you will find.  Mr. Aerni’s pottery is exhibited in several institutions around the country which speaks to the stature of his work:

Renwick gallery of the Smithsonian Institution

American Craft Museum in NYC

Ceramic Monthly Magazine’s Permanent Collection

The Crocker Museum in Sacramento CA

MCI’s Corporate Collection

From Arts In Focus:
“Richard Aerni is a staple of the Rochester art scene. If you’ve ever been to Clothesline Festival at the Memorial Art Gallery, you’d be hard pressed to miss him. Just look for the ceramics that catch your eye from a distance and draw you in with their intricate and unique glazes. We had the pleasure of visiting him in his studio, here’s a look.”