Sea Foam Platter, stoneware with glossy green and blue glaze, 11 1/4in h x 1in w
Niko Scharer is a ceramic artist in New Haven with a focus on functional pottery. She loves every aspect of pottery, pursuing the fusion of beauty and purpose in clay while exploring different techniques when working on the wheel, hand building, creating surface designs, glazing and firing. After receiving her Ph.D. in philosophy, Niko taught logic and philosophy at the University of Toronto until she moved to Connecticut in 2015. There she began taking pottery classes at New Haven’s Creative Arts Workshop and was happy to turn away from her academic career to work with clay.
Niko currently manages the Erector Square pottery studio that she shares with other ceramic artists. She continues to develop her craft by attending different classes and workshops in New England. Niko primarily shows her work at local events, such as the Milford Artisan Market and the Holiday Village on the New Haven Green, as well as at Artscape’s City Wide Open Studios. Scharer’s pottery is currently exhibited at Spectrum Gallery in Centerbrook, Connecticut.