Coming October 22. What do you think we named it?
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 tea as we dive in with Saralyn of Heilbron Herbs, a Western North Carolina local.
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 got some juicy responses.
10 Years Ago on Ras Grooms Road
"We contemplated the cosmic absurdity that two people from such different worlds would find themselves together in this little clearing in the woods, listening to the wind and snow. We were alone in a strange dreamscape, and life felt new and wild and sweet and full of possibility."
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.
Thoughts on Eggs
Another time I sat alone at the bar at Frenchette, my first real meal without my children, and cried softly into a plate of brouillade with caviar. I don't know why.
Quality at East Fork
In the early days, there were no set standards for quality, no SOP’s, and no QC position. The quality and price of a pot was based solely on the maker's own intuitive judgment.
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.
A (Heartfelt) Financial Report from CFO John Vigeland
"We’re a pretty good microcosm of the middle of the US Economy more broadly (no flashy silicon valley salaries, a $15 minimum wage company-wide)."
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 alone at the grocery store, taking your time in every aisle, with a whole afternoon to prepare and enjoy—with no pressure to please anyone but yourself—a three-course meal inspired by a childhood vacation.
Clay Buddies: Diana VanRooy
Meet, Diana. She's our EComm Director and writes code like she's jotting down a grocery list. Read more about her five favorite things.
Sizing Chart: Big, Little & In The Middle
Online shopping can be hard. We hope this chart helps you find the sizes that are right for you.
Clay Buddies: Jerome Williams
A peek into the life of our superb glazing generalist here at East Fork, Jerome Williams.
An Interview with Amanda Hollomon-Cook: Small Batch Studio Manager
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.