Aerni/Dilcher-Stutz Collaborations


This talented team is newly represented by West End Gallery!

Please note: Artwork shown above are examples of Richard and Carolyn’s collaborative pieces. Each ceramic sculpture and glaze are unique. Due to the nature of handmade artwork, variations in shape, size and color will occur. Contact us at the Gallery directly to see what we currently have on display and available for sale. 

About Richard:

“It’s hard to know whether the work gets simpler or more complex as the years go by.  On the one hand, I strive for forms which are forceful, striking, and clear.  On the other, I aim for surfaces which involve multiple layers of slip and glaze.  The successful piece marries the form and glaze in an interplay which engages the senses,  reminding the viewer of the natural world about oneself and evoking an emotional response. 

I’m never sure whether a piece’s success comes about because of the constant internal dialogue within me, or because I’ve managed to quell all of the internal “noise” and somehow connect with the simple path towards the clarity I seek.”

~ Richard Aerni

About Carolyn:

Carolyn Dilcher-Stutz has loved and cared for animals her entire life. The daughter of a professor of Ecology, she grew up in the country-side, surrounded and captivated by the local flora and fauna. Often accompanying her father on his field trips, she became thoroughly grounded in the importance of the interrelationships between man and the other living things surrounding him.

She has a B.S. in Ecological Science, and has spent 25 years in the company of animals, working in, and then managing, a veterinary hospital. Since turning full-time to her art in 2006, she has been sculpting in clay and capturing the spirit of the animal world in her sculptures.

When you purchase one of Carolyn’s pieces, you are taking home a bit of her affection for the creatures who share our space.

Carolyn produces decorative animal jars, animal tiles and sculptures, pet urns and custom portraiture in tile and sculpture.