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What's a Second?

What's a Second?

What's a Second? A pot with cosmetic blemishes of many types can be labeled as a second. We're here to show you what a seconds pot might look like...

Test Pots & How We Mark Them

Test Pots & How We Mark Them

Ever flip over your pot to find a teeny, tiny piece of cutlery stamped on the bottom? What’s that all about? We're here to clear that up.

Clay Buddies: Nicole Lissenden

Clay Buddies: Nicole Lissenden

Nicole is East Fork’s Art Director. That means she is in charge of making our digital and print materials look and feel great! Learn about her involvement in the early days of...

Clay Buddies: JaQuan LaPierre

Clay Buddies: JaQuan LaPierre

JaQuan is East Fork’s Roller Tool Lead. We talked about why he is proud to call himself a member of East Fork’s team, how he gets into ‘the zone’...

Clay Buddies: Britta Baker

Clay Buddies: Britta Baker

Britta Baker is on East Fork’s fulfillment team. You can thank her personally for packing up your pottery and sending it to your door with so much love and...

Clay Buddies: Molly Webb

Clay Buddies: Molly Webb

Meet Molly Webb, the manager of our Atlanta store. As a lover of art, design and all things fashion, Molly helps complete our look in Atlanta. Read below about...

East Fork: A History

East Fork: A History

What is Forecasting?

What is Forecasting?

At its most basic, forecasting means using historical data and educated assumptions to predict a future state. At East Fork, we use historic sales to determine our typical % of...

Clay Buddies: Devin McMillen

Clay Buddies: Devin McMillen

Devin McMillen is East Fork’s new Ceramic Engineer. He will blow your mind with his knowledge of ceramics, and then shatter your assumptions about engineers when he...

Questions, Answered!

Questions, Answered!

Hey folks! I asked our Instagram followers if there are any burning-business related questions folks had.

Clay Buddies: Emilja Tokarski

Clay Buddies: Emilja Tokarski

Emilja is in charge of producing the thing you all go crazy for—THE MUG! Keep reading to learn about our awesome “mug operations lead”—from her journey at East Fork...

Clay Buddies: Daryl Nathanson

Clay Buddies: Daryl Nathanson

Meet Daryl, fulfillment manager by day and talented musician by night. Here's a bit about him, and why we're so glad he's a part of our team.

Seconds Sale Announcement

Seconds Sale Announcement

Dear Community, At 7pm EST, we'll be making all of our seconds inventory available for purchase. It will be the largest number of seconds-pots we've ever...

@eastforkflea

@eastforkflea

In a perfect world, we could bring back every retired glaze we’ve ever made to make sure each and every one of you gets exactly what you...

Between Two Bowls

Between Two Bowls

Wild news, y’all. You can eat breakfast in the Ice Cream Bowl and ice cream in the Breakfast Bowl.

10 Years Ago on Ras Grooms Road

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....

Holiday Shipping Deadline

Holiday Shipping Deadline

The last day to get your orders in is Friday, December 13th at 5pm EST.

A Friendly Holiday Shopping Season Reminder

A Friendly Holiday Shopping Season Reminder

Ah, the holidays. A time to gather together with friends and family.  A time to give thanks. A time to give gifts. And a time—as evidence shows—when depression,...

Quality at East Fork

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...

A (Heartfelt) Financial Report from CFO John Vigeland

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)."

The Geami

The Geami

Our dishes are durable, but not unbreakable. They're fired to a high degree to take a bump or two, but are still ceramic and are fragile in...

My Chemical Romance: Glazing 101 with Kyle Crowder

My Chemical Romance: Glazing 101 with Kyle Crowder

What exactly is glaze made of? Why is it so hard to make a fluorescent fuchsia colored Dinner Plate? What on earth is a flux? These are the pressing...

The Wheel

The Wheel

When we think about ceramics, we think about the potter's wheel. Long ago, clay lovers figured out how to make discs spin very fast using a weighted center and some good ol'...

An Interview with Amanda Hollomon-Cook: Small Batch Studio Manager

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.

Freckles

Freckles

We hope you love freckles on your pottery, because our clay tends to produce a lot of them. The teensy tiny spots that dapple our bowls and mugs are not...

Hand Tools

Hand Tools

Without sponges, ribs, knives and other trimming tools, you'd scratch your lip while sipping your latte, or your mug would fly clean off the handle. We don't want that. Smooth and soft pots mean a...

Color Combos

Color Combos

Aside from "When will there be more mugs?" the question we get asked most is, "What does this color look...

Acid Tests

Acid Tests

In order to ensure that our glazes can withstand the inundation of acids they will encounter in a life-time, we do some pretty rigorous testing. We cut...

The Mug

The Mug

We wish The Mug grew on trees, but it doesn't. It's made by real hands, in a real factory, and the process involves quite a few steps. First and foremost, the...

Bowl Maker & Mug Shaper: The Jigger

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...

A Feast Fit for Kings

A Feast Fit for Kings

Thank you so much to all who came to our first pottery dinner last weekend! Alex and I had such an amazing time getting to chat, eat and...

What is This Ancient Mud?

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

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.

Acid Tests

Acid Tests

Rigorous testing ensures your plates and bowls won't corrode, no matter what acidic contents they hold.

Clay Buddies: Kirby Wolf

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.         ...

A Guide to Combining Glazes

A Guide to Combining Glazes

Decision fatigue? A visual guide to mixing and matching our glazes.

The Cost is Clear: A Break-Down of East Fork's Marketing Cosmos

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

Clay Buddies: Julia True

Dive into our jigger team gal Julia's five favorite things— one of them is Nicolas Cage underwear. 

East Fork Off-Duty

East Fork Off-Duty

Special works from the artists and craftspeople of East Fork, on display and for purchase at East Fork Off-Duty.

Clay Buddies: Annie Bourgeois

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...

Clay Buddies: Corey's Five Things

Clay Buddies: Corey's Five Things

"I will just say it was harder than I imagined to be a new Dad. I had all these expectations of what it would be like and some...

Clay Buddies: Cierra Bateman

Clay Buddies: Cierra Bateman

Meet Cierra, Lady of the Jigger. We sat down with her for our Clay Buddies series to talk about her five favorite things. Read on about her rad hand-made journals!

Clay Buddies: Jo's Five Things

Clay Buddies: Jo's Five Things

A very exciting Clay Buddies interview with our Executive Coordinator Jo!

Clay Buddies: Max's Five Things

Clay Buddies: Max's Five Things

Meet Max, East Fork potter, crayon pot drawer, Asheville store window illustrator, and resident workshop joke maker. 

Clay Buddies: Sarah's Five Things

Clay Buddies: Sarah's Five Things

Meet Sarah, a sales associate at our store in downtown Asheville and a seamstress with a budding alterations business.

Clay Buddies: Dan's Five Things

Clay Buddies: Dan's Five Things

First up is Dan Segal, East Fork's facilities manager.

Potter From Dacula

Potter From Dacula

An eager learner from the start, Amanda approached her apprenticeship with fierce concentration, taking a holistic approach to the study of clay and quickly developing the hand skills...

Clay Buddies: John's 5 Things

Clay Buddies: John's 5 Things

Pottery has this lovely capacity to accumulate meaning as they move through time. They can bear witness to important events or be part of emotional transactions - they...

Clay Buddies: Thomas's Five Things

Clay Buddies: Thomas's Five Things

For this month's Clay Buddies, our meet-the-family journal series of employee profiles, meet Thomas: East Fork bookkeeper, number-cruncher, smiler, and all-around calming presence.  Below, he shares five...

Meet Jessie

Meet Jessie

For this month's round of Clay Buddies, the EF journal series where we ask East Fork team members to introduce themselves by selecting and discussing...