Artisan Artifacts is a ceramic studio that originated in Ventura, CA and is now nestled in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. Each piece is made by hand using traditional throwing techniques handed down from one generation to the next. It is a continuum of a great pottery tradition and dedicated to the preservation of traditional craft. 

Informed by nature and inspired by function, I aspire to create pieces that are practical and utilitarian whilst serving as objects of beauty. My designs are remedies for everyday needs and the result of an intimate collaboration between form and function. My aesthetic has grown out of my desire for simplicity in an overly sensory world, my passion for all things nature-made, and a holistic approach to life. I am drawn to muted earth tones, natural clay bodies, and contemporary forms. Each and every piece is a labor of love and an extension of how I nurture and commune with others. 

Ariana Richie
Designer/Maker

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