Feeling

Much More Than Memory

Much More Than Memory

An interview with Frederick Bouchardy, founder of Joya, the fragrance brand and design studio that makes East Fork’s beloved Tender Earth and Odd Woods candles.

Mutual Aid Takes Aim at Food Insecurity

Mutual Aid Takes Aim at Food Insecurity

“Our greatest challenge right now is keeping our fridges filled for our very hungry neighbors. We can have political debates around the issue and passionate discussions about our differences...

In the Season of Harvest Moon

In the Season of Harvest Moon

This glaze is sun slanting on wheat fields and the warmth of the afternoon.

By the Light of the Harvest Moon

By the Light of the Harvest Moon

In the pause between seasons, with the help of reflected light, we take stock.

Fostering Systemic Change

Fostering Systemic Change

Conversations with Tracey Greene-Washington, Libby Kyles and Niconda Garcia, of CoThinkk, recipient of East Fork’s Wealth Reclamation efforts in late summer and early fall 2021.

The Art of Hosting

The Art of Hosting

Watch to learn tips on how to host a beautiful, intimate meal for your loved ones.

In the Garden with Katrina Brosan

In the Garden with Katrina Brosan

Avid gardener, inspired home cook and illustrator of a certain Mug you may recognize, Katrina Brosan is a person of many passions. She spoke about them with our Donna...

Day in the Life with Elianah Davi Sukoenig

Day in the Life with Elianah Davi Sukoenig

Elianah shares a day living in Los Angeles with her dog Elvis.

Common Ground

Common Ground

We believe in prioritizing the centering experience of Blackness at East Fork.

Day In The Life with Joy Douglas

Day In The Life with Joy Douglas

3D Designer and plant enthusiast Joy Douglas shows us a day in her life and talks to us about her artistic process.

Everyday Talismans

Everyday Talismans

We collaborated with this small Winston-Salem-based business whose mission is to help people remember their inner strength.

Equity & Access for Black Asheville

Equity & Access for Black Asheville

A conversation with Alexandria Ravenel, equity director at the YMI Cultural Center, recipient of East Fork’s Wealth Reclamation efforts in spring 2021.

A Mother's Care

A Mother's Care

A group of doulas in Western North Carolina offer care to women of color from pregnancy to delivery and beyond.

A Morning With Elah Hale

A Morning With Elah Hale

Singer-songwriter Elah Hale shares her morning with us—plus an exclusive interview on art, music, and cooking at home.

The Familiar Matters of Everyday Life

The Familiar Matters of Everyday Life

Jehanne Dubrow writes about her favorite East Fork Mug in this personal essay.

Hecho en México

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

At Your Service

A conversation on Southern Hospitality with cocktail historian and Atlanta-based bartender, Tiffanie Barriere.

Rituals Rooted in Ease

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

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...

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.

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.

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...