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Three Exciting Events this Fall!

Richard will take part in three pottery events in the next few months that promise an abundance of wonderful clay work for all you clay enthusiasts.

First up is the inaugural Flower City Pottery Invitational Show & Sale taking place October 9-11 at the Genesee Center for the Arts, in Rochester, NY. Curated by Richard, Matthew Metz and Peter Pincus, the show and sale will feature over 1400 pieces of pottery from 20 of North America’s premiere practicing potters. Friday night is a gala opening, Saturday and Sunday are free, and all artists will be in attendance. There are very few of these shows happening around the country...Rochester is proud to be a part of this new wave. Richard and Carolyn Dilcher-Stutz will be showing a selection of collaborative pieces made especially for this event.

In early December, Richard will travel east to once again take part in the Pottery Invitational at the Art School of Old Church in Demarest, NJ. Held from December 4-6, this is the first, and finest of the all-pottery shows and sales in the country. Every year thirty wonderful potters, young, middle aged and slightly older, gather to display their wares, socialize with each other and with the hordes of fans who come from near and far to snag pieces of pottery for the their collections.

The following weekend, December 12 and 13, Richard will open his studio for his Annual Sale—we believe this year will mark the 37th year he has done this. As usual, Carolyn Dilcher-Stutz will be showing her animal themed pottery and sculpture, and they will be joined by premier Rochester glass blower Peter Secrest, as well as Rochester treasure Kurt Feuerherm, with a selection of his clay sculptures and pen and ink drawings. Hours are 10-4 both days, and Richard promises to have the soup and cider hot, and Flour City Breads and other sweets awaiting your tasting.

As usual, the showroom in the Hungerford Building studio will be open every day Richard is in the studio. It is smart to give a call in advance of your visit (585-429-0211) to make sure someone is there.

Thank you all for your generous support over the years!

WXXI Arts InFocus - 5 minute video about Richard Aerni:


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



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