A New Year – Old Favorites Retire to Make Shelf Space for Fresh Designs

Each year in January and February the studio rearranges shelves, moves pots, and re-stacks tile as we juggle our space to make room for all the new designs coming out of the kilns. So, wistfully, we choose a group of pieces to retire.This year’s selection includes 7 vases, 2 bowls, 1 paperweight and 6 tiles. Be sure to order these wonderful pieces before their editions close and we cease production of these designs on January 29th.

Collectibility and Limited Editions

At Ephraim, we are part of a long tradition of collectible art pottery. Art pottery lends itself to collectibility because historically it tends to have been well marked with “shop marks” and it was naturally limited due to the making process. We have upheld the tradition of marking our pottery and because of the handmade nature of our process, the pieces are limited by the capacity of the pottery. We document how many pieces we make and publish these figures on our website in order to support collectibility.

Our art pottery and tiles are limited editions. Designs in our Studio Collection are limited to a maximum of 500 pieces. We also create limited, reserve and numbered editions of special designs. When a piece of pottery or a tile is retired, we officially close the edition, record the final numbers produced, and never revisit that particular design again.

Historical item listing – Retired & Discontinued Aug 2017

Mountain Sunset Vase by Ephraim Pottery, Retired January 2018

Mountain Sunset Vase

Mountain Vista Tile 3×3

Sitting Bear Tile 3×3

Climbing Bear Tile 3×3

Flowering Arrowroot Bowl – Shown in Autumn Wheat & Pacific Batik. Also available in Julep Green.

Look Before You Leap Paperweight

Prairie Pine Cone Vase – Pacific Batik, Dusky Olive, Autumn Wheat, Autumn Reflections, Cranberry and Desert Sun.

Tributary Tile 5×7

Nevermore Vase

Bittersweet Cabinet Vase – Autumn Wheat, Aqua

Willow Thicket Bowl – Shown in Autumn Wheat. Also available in Shibori.

Perched Cardinal Vase

Twilight Tile 7×5

Pacific Cliff Vase

Heritage Garden Vase

Awakening Tile 5×5 – Shown in Chestnut. Also available in Cranberry.