Amber Archer

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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

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
The Gallery at Pioneer Bluffs 620 753 3484
J. Seitz & Company 9 East Shore Road (Route 45), New Preston, CT 06777 860-868-0119
La Mesa of Santa Fe 225 Canyon Road, Santa Fe, NM 87501, 505-684-1688 Email:
Mariposa Gallery  3500 Central SE Nob Hill Albuquerque, NM 87106, 505-268-6828 Email
Rising Moon Gallery and Art Center Abiquiu NM 87510
Tanglewood West PO Box 1052, Abiquiu, NM 87510 505-685-4047