Paying Homage to the Past Anne Gaiero is a ceramicist in every sense of the word. Her work reflects both her passion for the art, the process and a deep found respect for its origins and history. Gaiero finds her main source of inspiration in early New England pottery, other antique forms of ceramics and the beautiful New England woods and mountains. Utilitarianism is a huge theme in these works and therefore her own. Using both wheel thrown and hand building techniques to create her clay works, Gaiero crafts her pieces in a similar fashion to that of the ceramicists of early New England. Her firing methods as well as her glazing techniques and color choices pay homage to the historic master methods that have been in use for hundreds of years. Gaiero works from her home in Goffstown, New Hampshire, surrounded by woods and nature a constant source of inspiration. Her pottery is named Stonefield after the stoney grounds where she resides. Her work has been shown locally and internationally at the Tokyo University of the Arts, Geidai, Tokyo, Japan. Gaiero aims to reflect in her work the appreciation that she has for the simple yet graceful handiness of the ceramics that were found in the homes of the earliest residents of New England, and in doing so she hopes that the viewers and users of her work will appreciate it in the same manner that she does.