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Shadow Play Vase – October 2018

 

$ 258.00

Shifting twilight creatures engage in a nightly game of hide-and-seek as the sun dips below the horizon. Ephraim’s stunning Shadow Play Bowl captures this ritual with a pair of bats and scarabs dancing on the rim of this high-shouldered form – a gradient of soft lavender cascades to deep indigo at its base. All this foretells the enchanted veil of nightfall inevitably closing in.

Artists created 31 pieces for this limited edition during September. The 31 pieces were offered for sale online and in our galleries on October 6th and were available until the edition sold out

-2018 Freaky Friday limited edition – fixed edition of 31, available while supplies last
-Thrown, sculpted & glazed by hand
-Approximately 5.5″H x 6″W
-Traditional earthenware is porous; liner recommended for use with water

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Designs Retiring Jan 29, 2018

A New Year – Old Favorites Retire to Make Shelf Space for Fresh Designs

Each year in January and February the studio rearranges shelves, moves pots, and re-stacks tile as we juggle our space to make room for all the new designs coming out of the kilns. So, wistfully, we choose a group of pieces to retire.This year’s selection includes 7 vases, 2 bowls, 1 paperweight and 6 tiles. Be sure to order these wonderful pieces before their editions close and we cease production of these designs on January 29th.

Collectibility and Limited Editions

At Ephraim, we are part of a long tradition of collectible art pottery. Art pottery lends itself to collectibility because historically it tends to have been well marked with “shop marks” and it was naturally limited due to the making process. We have upheld the tradition of marking our pottery and because of the handmade nature of our process, the pieces are limited by the capacity of the pottery. We document how many pieces we make and publish these figures on our website in order to support collectibility.

Our art pottery and tiles are limited editions. Designs in our Studio Collection are limited to a maximum of 500 pieces. We also create limited, reserve and numbered editions of special designs. When a piece of pottery or a tile is retired, we officially close the edition, record the final numbers produced, and never revisit that particular design again.

Historical item listing – Retired & Discontinued Aug 2017

Mountain Sunset Vase by Ephraim Pottery, Retired January 2018
Mountain Sunset Vase
Mountain Vista Tile 3×3
Sitting Bear Tile 3×3
Climbing Bear Tile 3×3
Flowering Arrowroot Bowl – Shown in Autumn Wheat & Pacific Batik. Also available in Julep Green.
Look Before You Leap Paperweight
Prairie Pine Cone Vase – Pacific Batik, Dusky Olive, Autumn Wheat, Autumn Reflections, Cranberry and Desert Sun.
Tributary Tile 5×7
Nevermore Vase
Bittersweet Cabinet Vase – Autumn Wheat, Aqua
Willow Thicket Bowl – Shown in Autumn Wheat. Also available in Shibori.
Perched Cardinal Vase
Twilight Tile 7×5
Pacific Cliff Vase
Heritage Garden Vase
Awakening Tile 5×5 – Shown in Chestnut. Also available in Cranberry.
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Designs Retiring August 20, 2017

Come August 20, 2017, the following designs will move from active production to permanent retirement.

It is always with mixed feelings that we cease to create any design. With each retirement we let go of pieces we have hand crafted and known intimately for years. Fortunately, as a collaboratively organized and ever-evolving art pottery, we thrive on progress and change  – even while our techniques and styles are a solid reflection of historic tradition.

At Ephraim, we are part of a long tradition of collectible art pottery. Art pottery lends itself to collectibility because historically it tends to have been well marked with “shop marks” and it was naturally limited due to the making process. We have upheld the tradition of marking our pottery and because of the handmade nature of our process, the pieces are limited by the capacity of the pottery. We document how many pieces we make and publish these figures on our website in order to support collectibility.

Our art pottery and tiles are limited editions. Designs in our Studio Collection are limited to a maximum of 500 pieces. We also create limited, reserve and numbered editions of special designs. When a piece of pottery or a tile is retired, we officially close the edition, record the final numbers produced, and never revisit that particular design again.

Historical item listing – Retired & Discontinued Aug 2017

Dragonfly Trio Vase – Shown in Shibori & Nightfall. Also available in Algae, Autumn Reflections & Cranberry.

 

Moonlight Flight Tile 5×5
Ancient Blossoms Vase – Chestnut, Birch
Drifter Vase – Teal, Chestnut
Island Vine Vase – Pacific Batik, Leaf Green, Teal
Okavango Delta Vase
Sign of Peace Tile – Shown here in Pumpkin. Also available in Aqua and Chestnut.
Spotted Salamander Vase
Mare’s Ridge Tile 7×5
Portico Lantern
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Featuring Artist Becky Hansen

Becky Hansen – Celebrating 10 years at Ephraim Pottery

What inspired you to create a Fuchsia vase for your ten year anniversary?

Becky’s fuchsias at home

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.

Becky glazing her Fuchsia Vase

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Designs Retiring Feb 5, 2017

The adventure continues as we work furiously designing new pottery for upcoming collections. In order to make space for these fresh designs, we must release a few older designs. Yes, it’s sad to see them go…but this is an essential component of our process. The vases and tiles shown below will be available for order until midnight Feb 5th.

At Ephraim, we are part of a long tradition of collectible art pottery.  Art pottery lends itself to collectibility because historically it tends to have been well marked with “shop marks” and it was naturally limited due to the making process. We have upheld the tradition of marking our pottery and because of the handmade nature of our process, the pieces are limited by the capacity of the pottery. We document how many pieces we make and publish these figures on our website in order to support collectibility.

Our art pottery and tiles are limited editions. Designs in our Studio Collection are limited to a maximum of 500 pieces. We also create limited, reserve and numbered editions of special designs. When a piece of pottery or a tile is retired, we officially close the edition, record the final numbers produced, and never revisit that particular design again.

View the Historical Items List

Drifter Bowl – Teal, Chestnut, Autumn Wheat

Have 6 minutes of free time? Enjoy this playful video that shows the making of the drifter bowl.

The Drifter Bowl

Fluted Ginkgo – Autumn Reflections, Honey
Bullfrog Jar
Goldfinches Tile 8×4

 

Cherished Rose Tile 3×3 – Cranberry, Seaspray Blue, Satin Yellow
Sunny Afternoon Tile – Light Moss, Chestnut
Red-winged Blackbird Tile 8×4

 

Red-winged Blackbird Tile 3×3
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Designs Retiring Sept 30, 2016

As we step into fall and focus our creative energy towards new designs we realize that it is again time to retire a few older designs. This group will include 7 vases and 1 tile. Amongst them are our tallest current design – Moonflower (only 70 have been made since it was designed in 2010), a best seller – Acorn Cabinet Vase (which will retire at our limit of 500 pieces produced), and the hugely popular fan-built Unity Tree – Limited Edition. If any of the following pieces spark your interest we invite you to place an order on or before Sept 30th when they will officially retire from production.

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Moonflower Vase
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Acorn Cabinet Vase
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Persephone’s Lament Tile
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Craftsman Ginkgo Bowl
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Messenger Vase
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Reticulated Arrowroot Vase
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Persian Poppy Vase
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Unity Tree – Limited Edition Fan-built Design