Working

Here's where we lay bare our clockwork—from how we forecast inventory to how we prepare our clay. From where our clay is sourced to our philosophy on digital marketing. From where we got our start to our visions for EF's future. From what our Jigger Operators do at work to what do they do when they're off the clock. Find all that and more below.

East Fork: A History

East Fork: A History

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....

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...

Meet Amanda

Meet Amanda

East Fork Pottery's New Apprentice Amanda Hollomon-Cook is not the type of person to dabble or dally.  When something tugs at her curiosity, she dives in head...

An Interview with Alex Matisse & John Vigeland

An Interview with Alex Matisse & John Vigeland

Earlier this summer I sat down with Alex and John to talk about East Fork's transition from wood-fired, one-of-a-kind, "country" pottery to a sleek and streamlined gas-fired collection. 

Meet Kyle

Meet Kyle

Kyle Crowder was busy scraping wadding off the kiln floor on a 94º Wednesday afternoon when I pulled him away from his labor of love to chat about where...

New Kid on the Block

New Kid on the Block

We are very pleased to welcome a new apprentice to the East Fork Team! Recent Warren Wilson grad, Kyle Crowder, just rounded out his very first week at the workshop. We...

The Blaauw

The Blaauw

As Alex likes to say, the wood kiln is like a Conestoga wagon; the Blaauw, a Tesla.

Meet Amanda

Meet Amanda

East Fork Pottery's New Apprentice.

Too Much Birthday and A Wedding for the Books

Too Much Birthday and A Wedding for the Books

“Sometimes an event is so deeply impressed upon the mind it takes a while to unpack. Last Sunday I had the pleasure of going to East Fork Pottery to...

Pitchers, Pictures, and Pictures of Pitchers

Pitchers, Pictures, and Pictures of Pitchers

In late November, 2010, after a year of building the kiln shed and kiln, outfitting the workshop, sourcing materials, and banging his head against the wall, Alex finally stuck...

South Comes North

South Comes North

All of our astrologically sensitive friends gave us due warning of April's encroaching, energetic thunderstorm, so we had our feet planted firmly in the mud as last month approached....

EFP Doin' Work

EFP Doin' Work

It happens the same way each throwing cycle: about four weeks before loading & firing, we start worrying that there aren't NEARLY enough pots to fill the kiln, so...

October

October

I start getting excited for October in April or May and start to lament its impending departure in August or September. It has always been my favorite month, full...