Art Pottery

  • 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. Please allow up to four weeks for production and delivery.
  • This Grueby-inspired vase offers classic Arts and Crafts design with all the warmth, comfort, and companionship of an old friend. Rolled under rim, elongated buds, and sculpting on five sides make this a unique variation on a timeless theme. Handmade to order. Please allow up to four weeks for production and delivery.
  • The Athena Vase reinterprets one of our early pieces, the Greek Vase, on a smaller scale. A traditional Arts and Crafts leaf, bud, and teardrop motif circles around a timeless classical form, creating a pleasing symmetry. This piece is named for Athena, Greek goddess of inspiration and the arts. Handmade to order. Please allow up to four weeks for production and delivery.
  • Sometimes the world’s smallest creatures deserve the most careful attention. Three little bees crown the rim of this sweet cabinet vase and invite you to notice their intricate sculpting and unique glaze application. Notice the bees’ delicate wings, the bees’ patterned bodies, the bees’ important role in the ecosystem as pollinators. Handmade to order. Please allow up to four weeks for production and delivery.
  • A pair of ponderosa pines reach above misty mountain ridges, stretching their boughs into the big clear sky. Tiny and sublime, the Big Sky Cabinet Vase is a wonderful addition to our Rhythm Line collection. Handmade to order. Please allow up to four weeks for production and delivery.
  • 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. Please allow up to four weeks for production and delivery.

  • 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. Please allow up to four weeks for production and delivery.
  • 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. Please allow up to four weeks for production and delivery.
  • The idea for this piece came about as a result of the Fan-Built Piece experience that we held on Facebook in the spring of 2014. The form that was chosen for the Reserve Edition Hollyhock Vase here lends itself to an architectural interpretation. This piece has a strong, solid feel and clean lines. The natural world makes an appearance in the form of our favorite inquisitive bird and the earthy tones of the glaze. Handmade to order. Please allow up to four weeks for production and delivery.
  • The Calla Lily, with its clean, gently curved lines, is wonderfully perfect in and of itself. Here, this symbol of purity, love, and transition bends gracefully across the vessel, gently going with the flow and celebrating life. Handmade to order. Please allow up to four weeks for production and delivery.
  • For many people, the dragonfly is a symbol of hope, immortality, and the afterlife. This symbolism is particularly strong in Japan, where in some spiritual ceremonies, dragonflies are thought to be the guides of souls revisiting their families on earth. The three linked dragonflies remind us of the unbroken union of past, present, and future. The lid of this piece is sunk below the rim, giving it more of a vase-like appearance. Handmade to order. Please allow up to four weeks for production and delivery.
  • Floating above the green earth, these sweet, rosy blossoms resemble billowing clouds. Delicate and ephemeral, blown by the spring wind and rain, the sakura soon fall, carpeting the earth with fragrant "snow." Their beauty, like life, is fleeting and must be enjoyed in the present moment. Handmade to order. Please allow up to four weeks for production and delivery.

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 Listings Document.

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.