Steve Czerniel

“I focus on precise craftsmanship, attention to detail and vivid contrast between light and dark in my work. With these raku vessels, I continue to explore the light and the dark, the rough and the smooth, and my obsession with the raku process.” - Steve

Steve Czerniel is a self taught ceramics artist from the age of 10. He currently lives and works in Taos, New Mexico as a full time clay artist and has run his own studio for 35 years. Each of his raku pieces is hand constructed and fired individually. The reduction chambers are oxidized several trims to maximize color development creating unique and beautiful raku vessels.