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.

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...

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.

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....

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.

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.

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.

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...

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. 

Thoughts on Flower Arranging & Ikebana

Thoughts on Flower Arranging & Ikebana

A very brief, amateur intro to the Japanese art of arranging flowers. 

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.

An Interview with Alex Matisse on Being a Father

An Interview with Alex Matisse on Being a Father

C: Happy first Father’s Day, Alex! What’s your favorite part about being a father so far? A: [Without pause] The look on her face when I...

Clay Like Ripe Fruit

Clay Like Ripe Fruit

There's a sensuality about summer that's so heavy, so carnal, as to feel desperate in its urgency.  Peaches, plums, tomatoes - their skin pulled taut, in happy danger of...