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Eric Serritella, Eric E. Serritella

Biography to Display: 

1963Born United States


1985BA Ithaca College, Ithaca, New York


2001-presentIndependent Studio Artist, Carrboro, North Carolina

2007Founded Eric Serritella Studio, Carrboro, North Carolina


1968Independenet Study, Studio pottery with Lloyd Fitzsimmons

2003Professional workshops with master Ah Leon, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York

2004Artist Residency, Taiwan with masters Ah Leon, Woon, Yawnson, Li, Lin & Jeong

2006Artist Residency, Taiwan with master Ah Leon


Eric Serritella is known for trompe l’oeil stoneware ceramic sculptures that challenge the [no-lexicon]viewer[/no-lexicon] with both the nature of the material and its transformation to tree bark and branches. Whether wheel-thrown or hand-built, these forms are completely hand-carved and transformed to mimic weathered logs and birch trees. His interest in the Asian aesthetic led him to two residencies with his role model, Taiwanese potter, Ah Leon.

Public Collections

Public Collections to Display: 

Burchfield Penney Art Center, Museum for Western New York Arts, Buffalo State College, Buffalo, New York

Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Cornell University Plantations Visitors Center, Ithaca, New York

Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, New York

Herbert F. Johnson Museum, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York

Jingdezhen Sanbao Ceramic Arts Institute, Jingdezhen, China

Memorial Art Gallery, University of Rochester, Rochester, New York

The Mint Museum, Charlotte, North Carolina

Shui-Li Snake Kiln and Cultural Park, Taiwan

Smithsonian American Art Museum, Renwick Gallery, Washington, D.C.


Bibliography to Display: 

Baker, Sara. “Emerging Artists.” American Style, August 2009.

Lawton, Jim. 500 Teapots, vol. 2. Asheville, NC: Lark Books, 2013.

“Opened Earth” review. Ceramics Monthly, February 2005.

Turner, Anderson. Surface Decoration: Finishing Techniques. American Ceramics Society, 2008.

“Studio Visit.” Ceramics Monthly, November 2013.


CV or Resume: Click Here to Download


Artist's Studio: Eric Serritella Studio


Typical Marks
Birch Bark Tea Bowl
Date: 2012
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown, Carved, Hand Built
Surface Technique: Glaze
Photo: Artist
Photo: Artist
Photo: Artist
Charred Birch Stump Teapot
Date: 2013
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Carved, Hand Built
Surface Technique: Glaze
Photo: Jason Dowdle
Photo: Artist
Charred Split Log Birch Teapot
Date: 2014
Method: Mixed Methods
Surface Technique: Glaze
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Renwick Gallery Collection,Washington, DC
Photo: Artist
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Renwick Gallery Collection,Washington, DC

Citation: "The Marks Project." Last modified May 3, 2019.