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.

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.

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...

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?

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...

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...

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.

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.

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,...

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...

The Asheville Dating Guide (Bonus Material Included!)

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...

Down to the Brass Tacks

Down to the Brass Tacks

Lue Brass's handmade tableware, serving ware, and useful instruments are store staples that are made for the very purpose of bringing objects of beauty into the everyday. 

Holiday Entertaining, Simplified

Holiday Entertaining, Simplified

Do yourself a favor this year, and learn how to put together a charcuterie board with real finesse.

A Tisket a Tasket

A Tisket a Tasket

An Interview with Madison County Basket Weaver, Louise Langsner In the mid 1970s, after months of living and working with farmers and craftspeople in Scandinavia and Eastern Europe, Louise...