Becky Hansen – Celebrating 10 years at Ephraim Pottery
What inspired you to create a Fuchsia vase for your ten year anniversary?
Each summer, it has become a tradition for me to place a fuchsia plant outside of my door to welcome me into my home each afternoon when I get home. I love watching all the stages it goes through to finally open up and present an elegant new bloom, sometimes daily.
When designing the piece, I wanted to incorporate a few of my favorite aspects of vases that I have sculpted in the past – the cutouts below the leaves, the nodding flowers, and the manipulated top.
Two of the first pots that I glazed when I started at Ephraim were the Cherry Orchard and Holiday Cranberry vases. Both pieces featured red or cranberry glazes flowing into the chestnut green background in such a beautiful and complimentary way. I wanted to capture this look for the Fuchsia Vase as a tribute to my start here at Ephraim and bring back a dynamic look.
What is it like to work at Ephraim Pottery?
Being at Ephraim for over ten years now, I have seen many changes. These changes have included opportunities for the company and myself to grow and evolve. It is never stagnant here and each change is a breath of fresh air. Working at Ephraim is much like the Fuchsia – new opportunities open up, presenting a beautiful gift daily.