Clay Studio Tour

Amber Archer

First test:  Album Display

8 photo(s) Updated on: 09 Jan 2021
  • Non Traditional Raku -- Bowl and Vases -- Delphinium/White -- Bowl 8h x 16w -- Vase 10h x 7w -- Vase 13h x 9w
  • Non Traditional Raku Ware -- Ex-Large Bowl -- Red / Orange -- 8h x 17d
  • Non Traditional Raku Ware -- Ex-Large Bowl -- Dark Turquoise / Buttercup -- 8.5h X 16.5w
  • Non Traditional Raku Ware -- Fruit Bowl -- Celadon / White -- 5.5h X 16.5w
  • Non-Traditional Raku -- Four Bowls -- Scarlet/Buttercup -- 4h x 7w -- 5h x 8w -- 6h x 12w -- 8h x 16w
  • Non Traditional Raku Ware -- Fruit Bowl -- Dark Turquoise / Bermuda -- 5 h x 16 w
  • Non Traditional Raku Ware -- Stackers
  • Non Traditional Raku Ware -- Tapas Set -- Spectrum 1.5h x 4 wide

Artist Statement

“My passion is throwing – it has given me a sense of discipline and freedom.”

Pottery is a form of a meditation for Amber Archer. Her work expresses an ongoing interest in exploring color and sound correlations and the effects they produce.

For 13 years, Archer collaborated with architectural ceramicist Shel Neymark to create a line of nontraditional raku bowls. Since taking over the business, she has expanded the color palette and added new forms.

While traditional raku colors are usually subdued, earthy or metallic, Archer’s are unusually bright and bold, reflecting vivid contrasts of the southwestern landscape she loves. The crackled surface of the pieces lends an appearance of age to contemporary forms.

Amber’s pieces are hand-thrown and Raku-fired. Dimensions may vary slightly. The Raku process submits ware to extreme temperature shock giving it the crackled appearance and making it unsuitable for long term liquid or acidic food storage. It should be Hand washed. They are food safe.

Contact Information

PO Box 197
Abiquiu, NM 87510


website:  www.expressionsinclay.com

Email: amber@expressionsinclay.com

Studio Visits by appointment only

Amber’s work can be seen at the following locations:

Abiquiu Inn: 21120 Highway 84, Abiquiu, NM 87510; 505-685-4378  

The Abiqui Studio Tour: Columbus Day Weekend  

The Artful Home: 877-223-4600 

La Mesa of Santa Fe" 225 Canyon Road, Santa Fe, NM 87501

Mariposa Gallery: 3500 Central SE Nob Hill Albuquerque, NM 87106

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