Hi! I'm Ariel and I've been working with clay since I took my first pottery class in 3rd grade. I've always loved clay and it's endless possibilities.
I grew up in Northern Virginia and received my BFA from the School of Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and Tufts University in 2009. Followed by moving to Portland, Oregon where I spent time working at the Portland Art Museum, taking continue education classes at Pacific Northwest College of Art, as well as working as a florist for several years and then a production slip caster at Mudshark Studios.
In 2013 I started RELM Studios, a home decor brand to sell my own slipcast work and became completely self employed in 2014. Stonedware Company was born in 2015, and went viral with the creation of the Bernie Sanders pipe. Stonedware is sold across the nation and around the world. With features in Vogue, HBO, Forbes, Rolling Stone, Playboy, Vice Media, and many more.
At the end of 2020 I moved to the Oregon coast where I have been focusing on re-learning how to throw on the pottery wheel and giving myself time and space to play with clay again!
Currently this site is a tribute to "starting over, again."
Thanks for taking a look around and supporting my creations.