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.

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...

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.

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,...

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...

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.

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.         ...

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...

Clay Buddies: Alex's Five Things

Clay Buddies: Alex's Five Things

For this month's Clay Buddies installment: the man who started it all.  Many of you are lucky enough to know him personally; some of you...

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...