There's no doing business in a silo—it's all connected and it all must be considered. Here's where we talk everything from mental health to the community foodshed. Where we showcase non-profits working for justice in Asheville and craftspeople whose work resonates. Here's where we acknowledge that a business is the sum of a bunch of humans all shoved together with a shared mission.
The Familiar Matters of Everyday Life
Jehanne Dubrow writes about her favorite East Fork Mug in this personal essay.
Hecho en México
A conversation with Hans Kritzler, the director of Anfora, a century-old dinnerware manufacturer based in Mexico that makes a mind-boggling number of pieces and has a design division that...
The Collective Good
An interview with Andrea Golden and Jackie Fitzgerald of Asheville’s PODER Emma, the collective network that is the recipient of East Fork’s Wealth Reclamation efforts in early 2021.
Our Favorite Glaze Combinations
We put together an assortment of our favorite glaze combos—from classic to downright funky.
Last Night I Ate for the First Time
Jefferson Ellison finds himself at “the universe’s table” in the first of a new series of dream dinners.
Food Sovereignty & Food Justice Resources
Resources for helping to dismantle systems that give a handful of food conglomerates the power to decide what gets grown and by whom and for making fresh, healthy foods...
Woodworking with Andy McFate
The East Fork collection has a new serving board we’d like to tell you about, along with our friend and conspirator in wood, Andy McFate.
Samin & Connie Go Deep
Our Connie Matisse caught up with Samin Nosrat on a video chat. They spoke wistfully about gathering with friends over meals, food justice, a new glaze coming out in...
The Pottery Peep Show
Pottery Peep Show is a glimpse into the cabinets and closets of serious East Fork collectors, dishing the dishes with our own Annie Schambach. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry (though...
At Your Service
A conversation on Southern Hospitality with cocktail historian and Atlanta-based bartender, Tiffanie Barriere.
Rituals Rooted in Ease
For Alex Elle, self-care is so much more than a buzzword—it’s a necessary tool for growing and maintaining self-love.
A Note on Soapstone's Departure
We're going to be pausing the production of our Soapstone glaze later this year, in preparation of refreshing and expanding our year-round, core colorway. When we made the announcement...
In 2017, with the help of a facilitator, we invited our staff to co-create a list of company values. In conversation with each other, with customers, with vendors, with...
Motherhood in Quarantine
I'm thinking about my pregnant friends and what it'll be like for them to give birth later this month. I'm thinking about my friends raising kids alone. I'm...
Emilja made coloring pages! Click for a happy, calming distraction. Then share your artwork with us @eastforkpottery
Thoughts on Lean Manufacturing from our Process Technician, Jeff Linton
About a year and a half ago, Alex told me about Bob Chapman’s book, Everybody Matters, I read it and I got excited. It talked about lean as...
Weaving with Deanna Lynch
I met Deanna Lynch in the East Fork Asheville shop a while back, and it did not take long for our conversation to turn into a full-on textile nerd-out....
Textiles with a Purpose — MINNA
MINNA is a tight-knit team of seven artists, creators, and thinkers based in Hudson, NY. They are a queer woman-owned and majority queer or woman operated business, working with master...
Getting to Know Holland Bowl Mill
We chatted with Kory Gier, VP of Holland Bowl Mill, on her journey of expanding a 4th generation, 94-year-old mill from making wood shoes to contemporary bowls in Holland, Michigan....
Urgency & Rest
"If the bowl is dirty, wash it." There's calm in the call to action to tend the gardens we've sowed.
Let's All Slow Down
Take a moment and enjoy an East Fork crossword with us. If you're quick, you may even win a prize.
Glassblowing with Hayden Wilson
As the bits of residual glass cool, they shatter off the blowpipes and thus the pipes are ready for the next round of production. Hayden warned us not...
Ask any travel listicle where to plan your next getaway and 99% of them are going to tell you to come to Asheville. Clean mountain air, live...
Everybody Deserves A Home
Four times a year, we raffle off a highly collectible piece from the Small Batch Studio to raise funds for a justice and equity-minded Western North Carolina nonprofit....
From the Earth: Heilbron Herbs
A warm, earthy, subtly sweet tea we can't get enough of: Color Therapy. Explore the process from sowing the seed to steeping a fresh pot of tea as we...
Tokens of Love
We asked our team, here at East Fork HQ, to share their plans for Valentine’s Day (or previous ones), no matter if it’s love-related or not, and we...
If you're feeling anything but merry and bright this season, we just wanted to remind you and ourselves that you are not alone...
A Holiday PSA
This holiday season, we hope you’ll join us in remembering that real humans are opening our emails and answering our phone calls.
Night Swim & Friends...
Night Swim is an unexpected JOY to behold alongside so many past East Fork seasonals.
Colorful Pages Coalition
Kids are able to imagine a future rife with possibilities when their images are reflected on the pages of their books.
Alone, Not Lonely
A cupcake in the bathtub. Delivery pizza on the couch. A warm meal at the bar of a neighborhood standby with a crossword for company. A Sunday spent...
When I'm sad, stressed, or too tired, I put on the brightest thing in my closet. I put flowers in every room. I set my dinner table with...
Mugs for Equal Rights
“No union is more profound than marriage, for it embodies the highest ideals of love, fidelity, devotion, sacrifice, and family. In forming a marital union, two people become something...
Alex on Well Made
Does being interviewed in a podcast count as officially making it? Listen to CEO Alex Matisse talk about Lizzo and the growing pains of running a company.
An Interview with Katie Button
We revisited this 2016 conversation between East Fork co-founder and Chief Creative Officer Connie Matisse and Cúrate owner and chef Katie Button on raising babies while running businesses.
The Joys of Putting Your Heart on a Platter
Anyone else grow up writing poems about the ocean, taping posters of Justin Timberlake to their wall, collecting shells at the beach, and engaging in other standard sensitive kid stuff? Cool. Like so many...
Queen of Coffee: An Interview with Stumptown's Mallory Pilcher
An interview with Stumptown's Mallory Pilcher where we talk road-trips, Mr. Coffee machines, and heirloom beans.
Definitive Ranking of 8 Adored Holiday Cookies
A definitive ranking of holiday cookies by team East Fork.
Poinsettia, The Patron Plant of Christmas
Pointing at you, poinsettia. The old Mexican legend of the plant, cool facts about it's growth, and it's history as an iconic Christmastime symbol.
Eating together is something that makes us human, and it's an indispensable East Fork value. We make dinnerware because we believe in the quiet power of sharing meals,...
On the Color Red
It’s the pop in your favorite lipstick, the depth in a dramatic sunset, the power in the world’s most revered paintings, and the life force flowing through your body. It is...
The Fire Burnt Out
"Personal growth and good life. All of that, stored up, and radiating outwards now." Some of East Fork's veterans share stories from the early days.
Vote, vote, vote!
We wanted to be one more little cricket on your shoulder encouraging you to register to vote and cast your ballot this election season. A lot of...