Rhyno Clayworks

Potter Ryan Lucier and graphic designer Melanie Pavao joined forces to form Rhyno Clayworks in Austin in 2011. Together, they update classic ceramic forms with contemporary surface treatments, sometimes glazing only part of a vessel while leaving other parts exposed. They offer an array of stoneware for home and garden. After working in renewable energy and industrial design for a few years, Lucier decided to follow his passion. “I think I finally just reached a point where I knew I wanted more freedom and that I need to be designing and crafting as a full-time potter,” he says. “I was passionate about what I was doing. The rest I would figure out along the way.”