Art Pottery

  • 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.  
  • 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.
  • *This item is the exact piece represented in the photo and will be shipped to you in 5 business days.
  • *This item is the exact piece represented in the photo and will be shipped to you in 5 business days.
  • *This item is the exact piece represented in the photo and will be shipped to you in 5 business days.
  • 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.
  • The exquisite geometry of the honeybee’s nest inspires awe. This tile takes a bird’s-eye view of a honeycomb and bee, reminiscent of an antique engraving.  
  • 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.

  • We proudly feature Alek's contributions to our studio with a special vase that he designed for the occasion – the Blooming Lotus Vase. The Blooming Lotus Vase is the result of months of experimenting with various carved botanical designs. It nicely balances rigid and curvilinear lines in a pleasing way. Finished in a bright palette of teal, chestnut, pink, and red, this piece is truly stunning. It is our tradition at Ephraim for artists to commemorate a milestone at the pottery with a special design. This year Alek Schroeder celebrates this momentous milestones. Artist Anniversary Series pieces are available for only one year. Alek's Blooming Lotus Vase will retire on July 14th, 2021. Artist anniversaries signify much more to us than merely "loyal years" of coming to work. Artists at the studio exert a major influence on the ever-evolving art that we make. The aesthetic sensibilities and honed techniques of each of our members collectively define Ephraim's art. It is a beautiful - and novel - model for an art pottery. This model means that Ephraim's body of work would have been far different without Alek's strong design abilities that emphasize line and symmetry. Individual sensibilities make our art eclectic and yet the way these ideas filter through others, make our pieces cohesively Ephraim. 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.