Classic Arts & Crafts 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.
  • 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. Please allow up to four weeks for production and delivery.
  • The Craftsman Rose is a classic motif that never goes out of style. Here it appears framed in a windowpane pattern that accents its square shape. The full, round belly of the bowl provides a contrasting softness that is echoed in the handle of the jar's lid. Handmade to order. Please allow up to four weeks for production and delivery.
  • The Craftsman Tile Wall Shelf is made from quarter-sawn white oak. Ephraim artist, John Raymond, makes components of each shelf from the same board to ensure the best grain match and applies a stain and seals the shelf with a satin finish to heighten the medullary rays of the quarter-sawn grain. John brands each piece with Ephraim Studio’s logo. The shelf accommodates our 4" x 4" Acorn Tile, sold separately. This piece is a perfect way to showcase your favorite Ephraim Pottery vase.
  • The Grand New Frond Vase is a large version and a playful companion to the popular New Frond Vase from the 2016 Studio Collection. Like the original design, this vase celebrates spring’s earliest arrival—the fiddlehead—on a structured and traditional Arts and Crafts form - inspired by the historic and iconic Grueby Faience Pottery’s fern-handled vases - circa 1910. Handmade to order. Please allow up to four weeks for production and delivery.
  • You can count on this piece to deliver good old-fashioned Arts-and-Crafts style. With a symmetrical leaf-and-bud pattern on a tall, clean form, it is a classic with timeless appeal. After all, good taste never goes out of style! Handmade to order. Please allow up to four weeks for production and delivery.
  • This piece pays homage to the ground-breaking artistry of the historic Grueby Faience Company. Sublime form, symmetrical sculpting and richly textured organic glazes were the hallmarks of Grueby’s award-winning pottery. Start a new collection or round out an existing one with this timeless bowl. Now available in four new Ephraim glaze options. Handmade to order. Please allow up to four weeks for production and delivery.
  • Inspired by our three inch Craftsman Ginkgo Tile, this four inch version combines architectural elements borrowed from Arts & Crafts metalwork with a small ginkgo leaf medallion. Handmade to order. Please allow up to four weeks for production and delivery.
  • Our New Frond vase is a harmonious new friend to perfectly unify your collection. This vase celebrates spring’s earliest arrival—the fiddlehead—on a structured and traditional Arts and Crafts form. Inspired by the historic and iconic Grueby Faience Pottery’s fern-handled vases circa 1910, Ephraim artists revisited the fern and leaf theme in these small, rounded vases. This vase joins our traditional line of vases in four rich patinas. Handmade to order. Please allow up to four weeks for production and delivery.
  • This bridge, which has no beginning and no end, reminds us that it’s about the journey and not the destination. The Petite Journey Lantern is a companion piece to the Journey Lantern. Both exemplify a design that stretches the boundaries of what can be done with clay. Handmade to order. Please allow up to four weeks for production and delivery.

Twenty-five years ago, with the rise of the cubicle and mass-produced goods, Kevin Hicks revered a time when people made objects by hand. Hicks, a skilled potter with a business degree, imagined a modern artisan guild where collaboration could thrive. Through this collaboration, handmade products would show the hand of the maker and display a reverence for the natural world. This ethos is a throwback to the Arts and Crafts Movement of the early 20th century. However, it seems as relevant today as it did 100 years ago. It is reflected in our Arts and Crafts pottery.

The Arts and Crafts era’s organic forms and solid design inspire our work. Therefore, we seek to make pottery similar in style to ceramic studios from this era. They include Grueby Faience Pottery, Marblehead Pottery, Mackintosh, Roseville, Rookwood, and Weller Pottery. These pieces are intended to be perfect decorative arts and crafts pottery accents for Bungalows, American Foursquares, as well as Mid-century homes. 

Just like antique Arts and Crafts pottery, our aesthetic above all is one where the hand of the maker is evident. Each piece can have its own style, but the pieces are unified by the process. It includes hand-throwing, sculpting, and finishing with our in-house designed glazes. We purposely lean away from technologies that remove the artists’ hands from the work. These include slip casting, using molds, ram pressing, and relying on computer-aided transfer methods.