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.