We proudly feature Leah’s contributions to our studio with a special vase that she designed for her 10 year anniversary – the Good Morning Vase. Leah was inspired to capture the wild, unruly beauty of blue morning glory blooms because she especially loves the Ephraim pieces that feature bowing flowers and free flowing glazes. The Good Morning Vase is offered in two brand new glazes that Leah designed specifically to showcase dramatic glaze runs and accentuate the lapis blue color of the morning glory flowers.
It is our tradition at Ephraim for artists to commemorate a milestone at the pottery with a special design. This year Leah Purisch celebrates this momentous milestone. Artist Anniversary Series pieces are available for only one year. Leah’s Good Morning Vase will retire on July 27th, 2022.
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 Leah’s fearless curiosity and knowledge of art history. Individual sensibilities make our art eclectic and yet the way these ideas filter through others, make our pieces cohesively Ephraim.
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.