Art Pottery

  • Handmade to order. Please allow 4-6 weeks for production.
    A simple bowing oak branch bends at the rim of this sweet vase. The flowing lines of the hand-sculpted oak branch, oak leaf, and acorns drape across the form with graceful movement, while the teardrop-shaped cutout adds an element of whimsical discovery. Handmade to order. No two pieces of the same design look exactly alike, that’s part of the magic of handmade ceramics. Because we lean away from technologies like molds, templates, and casts, each piece is wholly unique. Minor variations in size, decoration, color and finish are intrinsic to our pottery. Please expect and embrace the variation inherent in our process.  
  • Handmade to order. Please allow 4-6 weeks for production.
    This piece pays homage to the ground-breaking artistry of the historic Grueby Faience Company. The hallmarks of this award-winning pottery were harmony and symmetry of form and sculpture presented in richly textured organic colors. This vase, along with other pieces of Grueby-revival designs in our collection, will satisfy the aesthetic requirements of even the most die-hard Arts and Crafts purist. Handmade to order. No two pieces of the same design look exactly alike, that’s part of the magic of handmade ceramics. Because we lean away from technologies like molds, templates, and casts, each piece is wholly unique. Minor variations in size, decoration, color and finish are intrinsic to our pottery. Please expect and embrace the variation inherent in our process.
  • Handmade to order. Please allow 4-6 weeks for production.
    The Amaryllis Twists Vase reinterprets the twisting buds and elegant form of the long-retired Ephraim Pottery Perennial Vase. These buds represent an about-to-bloom amaryllis, the beloved flower that brightens our homes during long, monochromatic winters. Handmade to order. No two pieces of the same design look exactly alike, that’s part of the magic of handmade ceramics. Because we lean away from technologies like molds, templates, and casts, each piece is wholly unique. Minor variations in size, decoration, color and finish are intrinsic to our pottery. Please expect and embrace the variation inherent in our process.
  • Handmade to order. Please allow 4-6 weeks for production.
    The Birch Vase invites our gaze to a window which perfectly frames a birch tree amidst a rolling landscape. The architectural detail on the form evokes the rounded timbers of the historic Greene & Greene architecture, enhancing the illusion that we are inside looking out. Full of contrast and offered in four striking colors, this vase makes a bold statement in any decor. Handmade to order. No two pieces of the same design look exactly alike, that’s part of the magic of handmade ceramics. Because we lean away from technologies like molds, templates, and casts, each piece is wholly unique. Minor variations in size, decoration, color and finish are intrinsic to our pottery. Please expect and embrace the variation inherent in our process.  
  • Handmade to order. Please allow 4-6 weeks for production.
    Before leaves broaden and fruit forms, trees greet spring with their beautiful blooming branches. This vase celebrates the dramatic beauty of a single blooming branch, which rests on the shoulder of a subtle and elegant, architectural vase.

    Handmade to order. No two pieces of the same design look exactly alike, that’s part of the magic of handmade ceramics. Because we lean away from technologies like molds, templates, and casts, each piece is wholly unique. Minor variations in size, decoration, color and finish are intrinsic to our pottery. Please expect and embrace the variation inherent in our process.

  • Handmade to order. Please allow 4-6 weeks for production.
    The edges of roadways, vacant lots, and other barren and rocky places are inhospitable to all but the toughest of plants. Where others may see weeds, we see wildflowers. The creamy white of Queen Anne's Lace plays off the cool blue of chicory, dainty petals mixing with woody stalks and spiky leaves. This piece celebrates the resilient kind of beauty that thrives despite long odds. Handmade to order. No two pieces of the same design look exactly alike, that’s part of the magic of handmade ceramics. Because we lean away from technologies like molds, templates, and casts, each piece is wholly unique. Minor variations in size, decoration, color and finish are intrinsic to our pottery. Please expect and embrace the variation inherent in our process.
  • Handmade to order. Please allow 4-6 weeks for production.
    A simple bowing pine branch bends at the rim of this sweet vase. The flowing lines of the hand-sculpted pine branch, pine cone, and pine needles drape across the form with a sense of graceful movement, while the teardrop-shaped cutout adds an element of whimsical discovery. Handmade to order. No two pieces of the same design look exactly alike, that’s part of the magic of handmade ceramics. Because we lean away from technologies like molds, templates, and casts, each piece is wholly unique. Minor variations in size, decoration, color and finish are intrinsic to our pottery. Please expect and embrace the variation inherent in our process.
  • Handmade to order. Please allow 4-6 weeks for production.
    Warmer weather and dusky skies beckon Wisconsin bats to begin their swooping ritual. These hypnotic creatures, descending from the trees and arching across the sky inspired this bat vase. Dramatic glazes and a delicately sculpted bat make this a moody, impactful piece. Handmade to order. No two pieces of the same design look exactly alike, that’s part of the magic of handmade ceramics. Because we lean away from technologies like molds, templates, and casts, each piece is wholly unique. Minor variations in size, decoration, color and finish are intrinsic to our pottery. Please expect and embrace the variation inherent in our process.
  • Handmade to order. Please allow 4-6 weeks for production.
    A clear, bright melody rings out in the crisp air. From my windowpane I spy a pair of cardinals–one brilliant red and the other muted, still beautiful–as they dart between the tree branches, a welcome sight! This lidded jar celebrates our favorite visitors, the masked and crested Northern Cardinals. Positioned opposingly, these male and female cardinals perch on branches with crimson berries. The rich Seaspray Blue and Leaf Green glazes evoke the atmosphere on a clear day and accentuate the vases’ intense red focal points. Handmade to order. No two pieces of the same design look exactly alike, that’s part of the magic of handmade ceramics. Because we lean away from technologies like molds, templates, and casts, each piece is wholly unique. Minor variations in size, decoration, color and finish are intrinsic to our pottery. Please expect and embrace the variation inherent in our process.
  • Handmade to order. Please allow 4-6 weeks for production.
    . A clear, bright melody rings out in the crisp air. From my windowpane I spy a pair of cardinals– one brilliant red and the other muted, still beautiful–as they dart between the tree branches, a welcome sight! This lidded jar celebrates our favorite visitors, the masked and crested Northern Cardinals. Positioned opposingly, these male and female cardinals perch on branches with crimson berries. The rich Seaspray Blue and Leaf Green glazes evoke the atmosphere on a clear day and accentuate the vases’ intense red focal points. Handmade to order. No two pieces of the same design look exactly alike, that’s part of the magic of handmade ceramics. Because we lean away from technologies like molds, templates, and casts, each piece is wholly unique. Minor variations in size, decoration, color and finish are intrinsic to our pottery. Please expect and embrace the variation inherent in our process.
  • Handmade to order. Please allow 4-6 weeks for production.
    You set out on a foggy morning with a mission to see something new. As you hike up the mountain the secluded cascade rewards you with a beautiful scene. Two towering pines guard the well-kept secret waterfall and ancient stony bridge. Each vase is sculpted individually by hand to create a bas-relief “sketch” that possesses amazing detail. The Cascade Cabinet Vase is finished in a tonal green and grey palette.  Handmade to order. No two pieces of the same design look exactly alike, that’s part of the magic of handmade ceramics. Because we lean away from technologies like molds, templates, and casts, each piece is wholly unique. Minor variations in size, decoration, color and finish are intrinsic to our pottery. Please expect and embrace the variation inherent in our process.  
  • Handmade to order. Please allow 4-6 weeks for production.
    The Clarity Vase distills a large dose of classic Arts & Crafts style into a refined, small vase. Inspired by the historic innovators at Grueby Faience Pottery in the late 19th Century, this piece repeats the timeless leaf-and-bud motif on an exquisite hand-thrown form. Handmade to order. No two pieces of the same design look exactly alike, that’s part of the magic of handmade ceramics. Because we lean away from technologies like molds, templates, and casts, each piece is wholly unique. Minor variations in size, decoration, color and finish are intrinsic to our pottery. Please expect and embrace the variation inherent in our process.

American ceramics history includes a long tradition of creating collectible art pottery. This pottery type is characterized as being primarily decorative and inspired by nature. Ephraim Pottery has carried on this tradition of making collectible art pottery since 1996. We create vases, lanterns, and lidded vessels. A master potter hand-throws these pieces on a wheel. They are also individually hand-sculpted. Our creations are then finished with our studio-designed microcrystalline matte glazes

Our thoughtful collection of art pottery includes pieces in a range of colors, sizes, shapes, and price ranges. In fact, our collection has pieces to suit every home and budget. The foot of each piece is stamped with our studio mark, the year the piece was created, and the stamp of the artist who made the piece. For more information, read about how we mark our pottery. In addition, learn a little bit more about each of our artists and see their stamps by visiting our Artist page. For each design we create, the number of pieces is tracked. This information can be found in our Historical Archive Database.

We hope that our art pottery – vases, tiles, and tableware– are all pieces that will be treasured, displayed, and collected for many years to come.

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