With Ephraim Pottery’s 25 year anniversary, Kevin Hicks—Ephraim’s founder and owner—marks 25 years of pottery-making at the studio with his innovative Owls’ Duet Taper Candle Holder and Vase. Kevin enjoys pushing technical boundaries, which he did here by combining the functionality of a taper candle holder with a vase. Kevin liked the idea of two perched owls illuminated by a flickering candlelight. He imagines a night scene where a pair of owls call to each other as they protect their nest. The stylized owls, trees, and leaves, as well as the tonal glaze application enhance the uniqueness and antique-quality of this very special piece.
It is our tradition at Ephraim for artists to commemorate a milestone at the pottery with a special design. This year Kevin Hicks celebrates this momentous milestones. Owls’ Duet Taper Candle Holder and Vase is a limited-edition design available for only one year, through March 2022.
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.