Feeling

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.

A Note on Soapstone's Departure

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...

Our Values

Our Values

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...

Our Favorite Glaze Combinations

Our Favorite Glaze Combinations

We put together an assortment of our favorite glaze combos—from classic to downright funky.

Motherhood in Quarantine

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...

Coloring Pages

Coloring Pages

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

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

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

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

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....

Woodworking with Andy McFate

Woodworking with Andy McFate

We're exploring Andy’s woodworking studio today, and it smells like heaven. If you’ve ever pressed your face against cedar wood and deeply inhaled, it’s like that—except the whole...

Sing-a-long

Sing-a-long

We made some playlists for you.

Coming Clean

Coming Clean

A care guide for your pots, yourself, each other.

Urgency & Rest

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

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

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...

Visiting Asheville?

Visiting Asheville?

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

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

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

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...

Mental Health

Mental Health

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

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 & Friends...

Night Swim is an unexpected JOY to behold alongside so many past East Fork seasonals.

Colorful Pages Coalition

Colorful Pages Coalition

Kids are able to imagine a future rife with possibilities when their images are reflected on the pages of their books.

Something wicked.

Something wicked.

Coming October 22.  What do you think we named it?

Alone, Not Lonely

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...

Utah: A Farewell Letter

Utah: A Farewell Letter

An explanation as to why we are retiring out dusty, dessert red.

Sizing Chart: Big, Little & In The Middle

Sizing Chart: Big, Little & In The Middle

It's pretty hard to do grasp size of a plate or bowl from the depths of your screen, so we made a chart to help decide what sizes work...

Pollen

Pollen

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

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

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.

Big Feelings from the CEO

Big Feelings from the CEO

A heartfelt letter from CEO Alex Matisse.

An Interview with Katie Button

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

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...

6 New Year's Eve Luck Traditions

6 New Year's Eve Luck Traditions

Let the countdown begin.

Queen of Coffee: An Interview with Stumptown's Mallory Pilcher

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

Definitive Ranking of 8 Adored Holiday Cookies

A definitive ranking of holiday cookies by team East Fork.

Poinsettia, The Patron Plant of Christmas

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.

Table Talk

Table Talk

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

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

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!

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...

East Fork's Definitive Ranking of Breakfast Cereals

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...

All Hands On Deck

All Hands On Deck

A dreamy little exposé about hands, how we use them, and why we love them.

Clay Health

Clay Health

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....

Still Life

Still Life

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...

Seconds To Some

Seconds To Some

We chatted with Amanda, East Fork potter and Small Batch Studio Manager, about quality control and what makes a second. 

What Even Is Slipcasting?

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

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.

Today's the Day

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

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....