GALLERY ARTISTS

RICHARD AERNI

I like my pots to have “good bones”—simple but not necessarily obvious forms that invite use.  My job is then to clothe those bones.  I fire my kiln to temperatures equal to the hottest magma at the earth’s core, so I take raw materials which can withstand those conditions, and mix and apply them in a manner that allows them to express their natures in ways that please the user.

 

www.richardaerni.com

ALYSHA BAIER

My studio is located in Honeoye, NY where I share a space with local ceramic artist and designer Kala Stein. We invite the public into our work space to shop and see our process.

 I keep a whimsical and loose approach to all of my work which is thrown on a wheel and then altered.  The energy that goes into my work is brought out by the pleasure of creating.  The greatest reward for me is when my work passes on the energy that I have put into each piece to someone else.

 

www.baierpottery.com

CAROLYN DILCHER-STUTZ

Carolyn Dilcher-Stutz has loved and cared for animals her entire life. She was greatly influenced by her father, a professor of Ecology, in the importance of stewardship of the environment, and protection of the flora and fauna inhabiting it.

 

Carolyn has been making art full-time since 2006, and is self-taught in sculpture. All of her ceramic work is animal-themed: pots and tiles, as well as sculpture. She tries to capture a sense of gesture and the spirit of the animal in her pieces. When you purchase her artwork, you are taking home a bit of her affection for the creatures that share our space.

 

www.carolyndilcherstutz.com

 

STACEY ESSLINGER

Stacey received her B.F.A from the New York State School of Ceramics at Alfred University in 2004 and now lives and works in Corning, NY. Stacey's functional work is slab-built using high fire porcelain.  The slabs are embossed with antique and vintage textiles then a pattern is cut out.  The form is constructed using dress-making techniques, the seams and darts are not only structural but part of the visual design. Embellishments like buttons and ruffles are added and then the work dries slowly to prevent cracking.  The pieces are fired once, then meticulously glazed before a final firing to cone 9.

 

www.staceyesslinger.com

LYNNE HOBAICA

Lynne Hobaica (b. 1985, Phoenix, Arizona) earned a B.F.A in the History of Art with a concentration in Ceramics from Syracuse University. Following the completion of her BFA,  she explored a number of professional approaches to art, from interning at museums, working at galleries, living as an artist in residence and teaching ceramics, working as a studio technician, and working independently as an artist. She is presently living in Linz, Austria pursuing an MA in Conceptual Sculpture/Ceramics.

 

www.hobaicaceramics.com

DULCIE MILLER

Dulcie Miller is a potter who lives and works in Buffalo, NY. She is originally from the Utica, NY area and grew up on a small blueberry farm. After studying ceramics at RIT and graduating in 2005 she started her business "Dulcie Miller Clayworks". She makes functional pottery for everyday use in the kitchen.

 

www.dulciemiller.com

RICHARD A. MONIKOWSKI

Rick’s heritage is mixed: half Polish and half Mi'kmaq Indian. His designs are inspired by the traditional pottery makers of the American Southwest (where he lived for over 7 years) and the basket makers of his own Mi’kmaq people of the Canadian Maritimes. Rick uses contemporary methods (wheel throwing and hand-building) and materials (porcelain and stoneware) to make pottery that is traditional Native American in design, as well as artistic and functional at the same time. Each piece he make is handmade and safe for the oven, microwave, dishwasher, and most importantly, for food.

 

www.ramstoneware.com

KALA STEIN

Kala Stein, known for her Finger Lakes Tiles and Vases, received her MFA from Alfred University. She is committed to empowering rural artists and developing sustainable practices with her work, and is co-founder of Cuisine Culture (www.CuisineCultureNow.com). Kala takes public and private commissions, retail and wholesale accounts. Her studio is in Honeoye, NY.

 

“I believe in the potential of the collective and explore this notion in my work. The vase form is central to my interests as it is a focal point, a form for celebration and an object that links the domestic and natural worlds.”

 

www.KalaStein.com

www.FingerLakesTiles.com

www.CuisinecCultureNow.com

 

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