Studio Scenes • November Edition

This November our makers are as busy as the elves in Santa’s workshop, energized by creating the festive ornaments and vessels that enhance your holidays. Managing these projects entails tracking many steps, an abundance of patience and endurance, and a love for the work.

1. Jill translates your online orders into work orders for the artists. 

2. Artists get their hands and minds to work throwing, sculpting, and glazing.

3. Smiles emerge (along with sighs of relief) when perfect pieces are pulled from the kilns.

4. These perfect pieces arrive in Becky’s shipping area where they are packed with care and delivered to your doorstep!

5. We also made time in November to give back with a fun side project.

6. We fueled our long studio hours with a healthy lunch and time spent together around the table.

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Tips for Online Buying During Ephraim’s Experimental Sale

  1. Items are held in your cart for ten minutes. Check out must be completed entirely within this time frame. Your ten minute buying period begins when you put your first item in your cart. Items will be auto-pulled from your cart for other buyers to purchase after your ten minute buying period ends.

  2. We offer free shipping on all orders so you can easily make multiple purchases to manage the purchasing time limit.

  3. Log into your account (or create an account) before you begin shopping so that your personal information is saved and ready when you check out. Have your credit card ready when you check out. For your security, credit card information is not saved on your online account.

  4. When shopping, refresh your browser frequently to see accurate product availability.

  5. The Experimentals are available until they are all sold. The website reflects each item’s  sales status relative to the ten minute time frame described above.

  6. We’re always striving to improve your online shopping experience with process improvements and technical updates. During online Experimental sales, there is unusually heavy web traffic which can complicate online buying. We ask for your understanding should things get complicated –  don’t hesitate to reach out to us at 920.648.5269. We are here to help.

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2018 Fall Collection – Limited Edition

As we celebrate the season of abundant harvest and cool-weather gatherings, fall’s motifs deeply inspire us. The altered autumn light calls our attention to bright, orange-dotted pumpkin patches; eerie, bat-filled skies; and crunchy, oak leaf-scattered landscapes.

Bumble Patch Pumpkin – Limited Edition

$ 218.00

A plump bumble bee settles on the tallest pumpkin in the pumpkin patch. Vibrant orange glaze, treated with a unique splattering technique, imbues this piece with whimsy and depth. Bumble Patch is Ephraim’s third rendering in our series of limited edition ceramic pumpkins.

-Limited Edition 2018 Fall Collection design available August 24th – September 21st
-Thrown, sculpted & glazed by hand
-Approximately 8.5″H x 4.25″W, L14

Petite Oak Bowl – Limited Edition

$ 148.00

The understated beauty of oak leaves and acorns adorn this sweet, little bowl. Ephraim potters create a distinctive texture on its form while throwing this piece on the potters’ wheel. This texture, which makes the glaze break in rich and interesting ways, engages one to behold it.

-Limited Edition 2018 Fall Collection design available August 24th – September 21st
-Thrown, sculpted & glazed by hand
-Approximately 2.25″H x 4.25″W
-Traditional earthenware is porous; liner recommended for use with water, L13

Gotham Crossing Vase – Limited Edition

$ 458.00

Did you know that Central Park, amidst its 25 bridges, is considered a haven for New York City’s bat-sighting enthusiasts? Ephraim’s Gotham Crossing Vase marries the quintessential architecture of bridges with the quintessential architecture of bats. The result is a strong, nocturnal design that takes on an abstract sensibility, offered in two moody glaze combinations.

-Limited Edition 2018 Fall Collection design available August 24th – September 21st
-Thrown, sculpted & glazed by hand
-Approximately 11″H x 8.5″W
-Traditional earthenware is porous; liner recommended for use with water,  L15

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Video: Making the Miniature Snowdrop Tile

See Jennifer in action glazing the Miniature Snowdrop Tile in this one minute video.

At the studio, we make a wide selection of unique art tiles. Our innovative tile-making system allows us to rapidly test new designs and all of the artists involve themselves in tile design. We want to shine a light on Jennifer Alexander’s tile designs. Her tiles – known in the studio as the ‘Jennifer tiles’ – have a distinctive style with heavy outlines and thick, rich glaze application. Jennifer was inspired by the idea of translating stained glass design to ceramic art. We love the rustic, handmade quality of these tiles, which complement our other pottery.

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