An Interview with Amanda Hollomon-Cook: Director of the Small Batch Studio
A conversation about art and design with Amanda-Hollomon Cook— artist, potter, and director of East Fork's newest department.
Bowl Maker & Mug Shaper: The Jigger
When making vessels with a lot of depth, we turn to our trusty old hand machine, The Jigger. If you've got a hankering for some process content, pull up a chair.
Celery Salad Madness with Molly Baz
A very green giveaway and a sweet & salty celery salad recipe from Bon Appétit's Molly Baz
What is This Ancient Mud?
Clay is abundant, cheap and adaptable. But, what really makes this mud so magical?
Get Geeky with Us: How We Make The Mug
In neat little steps, with helpful little pictures, we show you how we make The Mug.
Rigorous testing ensures your plates and bowls won't corrode, no matter what acidic contents they hold.
Clay Buddies: Kirby Wolf
Our lovely Kirby, store Manager of the Lexington shop, talks about her five favorite objects which include a jar of seashells and an analog camera.
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.
30 Poblanos and Two Bags of Limes
A little insight into our bi-weekly staff lunches that we take turns cooking and make us very happy.
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.
5-Piece Feast: A Japanese Meat and Three
A salty, rich, creamy, umami and vegetal Japanese meal for two, using our 5-piece dinner set. Plus, store bought mochi because— who has time?
The Cost is Clear: A Break-Down of East Fork's Marketing Cosmos
A big dig into the stratta of our scrappy little Marketing department. Because, communication is everything in a relationship.
Clay Buddies: Julia True
Dive into our jigger team gal Julia's five favorite things— one of them is Nicolas Cage underwear.
5 Cookbooks to Braise, Steam, and Fry Your Way Through This Winter
Learn technique and boost your ingredient knowledge the old school way, by cooking your way through a stellar cookbook— from first page to last.
6 Everyday Brass Objects That Exemplify Good Design
Mono-material magic. Nothing like a shiny, hand-hammered brass coffee scoop to make simple mornings extra special.
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.
Ruby Gin Spritz
Toast yourself for finishing your holiday shopping with this bright and bubbly gin-based cocktail.
7 Products To Use Pre-Makeup For Deep Glow
It's Friday night, and we know you're just dying to try that look Rihanna shared on Vogue's YouTube channel, but wait. A good base makes all the difference.
East Fork Off-Duty
Special works from the artists and craftspeople of East Fork, on display and for purchase at East Fork Off-Duty.
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, not only during the holidays, but year round.
Clay Buddies: Richard's Five Things
Meet Richard. Richard is our Fulfillment Coordinator. He is always running around and bringing your dishes to and fro whilst keeping them safe and sound until they arrive at your doorstep.
Clay Buddies: Annie Bourgeois
"I found these boots at a thrift store about 10 years ago and the longer I've owned them, the more I wear them. I've had to re-sole them 3 times and probably coming up to needing a 4th time here pretty soon. Every time they come back from the cobbler they look so nice and shiny, but secretly, the dustier they are, the happier they make me."
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 symbolic of war, love, life, passion, power, danger, vitality and luck.
East Fork Drinks: Boo Brew
A spooky brew to drink with your boos. Halloween is the best time to break out the cheese-factor and get a little weird with your cocktail ingredients.
Clay Buddies: Corey's Five Things
"I will just say it was harder than I imagined to be a new Dad. I had all these expectations of what it would be like and some of those expectations were realized and some were completely wrong."
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 us are focused on Presidential elections, which is awesome but the mid-terms are equally worthy of our attention.
East Fork's Definitive Ranking of Breakfast Cereals
It was the 90's and all was chill. Bill Clinton was president, cell phones hadn't fully caught on, I was a terrible mother to my pet Tamagotchi, and we were eating cookies for breakfast.
Recipe: Molasses Pound Cake with Golden Raisins + Malted Whipped Cream
Our beloved Brand Manager, Erin, baked a Molasses Pound Cake with Golden Raisins — along with a malted whipped cream to slather on top — to share with you. We also reached out to one of our favorite home bakers to ask their favorite way to use malt.
To us, clay is the stuff of pots, but clay can be utilized well outside the bounds of pottery, and has a wide spectrum of health benefits for us humans! Read more.
The still-life is just that: life captured in a moment, an impossibility in exaggerated light, a bounty that exists forever, to remind you that nothing does. Set the table, get the lighting right, and eat everything on your plate. And don’t forget the wine.
Seconds To Some
To prepare for our seconds sale coming up this Saturday at our new production space on Short McDowell, I chatted with Amanda, East Fork potter and Production Manager, about quality control.
What Even Is Slipcasting?
East Fork chats with Nick Moen of The Bright Angle about all things mold-making and slipcasting.
Come on Baby, Light My Fire
Odd Woods + Tender Earth. Cotton wick, soy wax, candles in gorgeous reusable vessels. East Fork x Joya Candles are a hunk of burnin' love.
Clay Buddies: Cierra Bateman
Meet Cierra, Lady of the Jigger. We sat down with her for our Clay Buddies series to talk about her five favorite things. Read on about her rad hand-made journals!
Today's the Day
We've been working toward this all year: East Fork's flagship items are now 15-30% more affordable.
Recipe: Tajín Clásico
Guest post alert! This recipe was sent to us by Kendra Aronson, and we decided to share it, because she loves East Fork and we love Tajín. Match made in heaven. Enjoy!
The Asheville Dating Guide (Bonus Material Included!)
Four Asheville date ideas that make the most of our little mountain town. Plus, take a quiz to see if you are a match for a blind date with our CFO John Vigeland! Swoon.
Cocktail Recipe: Aviation-ish Sour
It tastes how a day-drunk nap in a springtime garden smells—you know what we mean?
Interview: Talking Book
A chat with locals Kris Hartrum, David Burr and Dani Harris to talk about their non-profit audiobook publishing house Talking Book and all things literary. Please enjoy this spirited interview with Asheville's premier book-heads that goes off the rails when their son Max finds a bug!