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.