Richard Aerni, platter,
white stoneware, 19” in diameter, 2012
The first artist to be featured on this blog is Richard Aerni, a potter from Cincinnati, Ohio who now lives and works in Rochester, NY. Aerni’s informal path into art lends a fresh and striking aesthetic to his pots. Formal clarity marries with multiple layers of slip and glaze, evoking an emotional response by reminding the viewer of the complex beauty of the natural world. With no formal education in art, Aerni has embraced a potter’s lifestyle of non-stop work while supporting himself through sale of his work for 25 years.
Richard Aerni, Brown Vase,
stoneware, 15” high, 2012
While Aerni is surely a favorite potter amidst a wide array of talented potters, he is featured first due purely to alphabetical order. Keep an eye out for the next featured artist!