Ephraim Faience Pottery was founded in rural Wisconsin by Kevin Hicks and Scott Draves in 1996. Both were talented artists that had grown increasingly dissatisfied with working for commercial pottery companies due to the absence of creativity that the work entailed. They envisioned creating works of a more aesthetic nature and when they created Ephraim Faience Pottery that dream was realized. The company quickly grew and expanded to add many more gifted artists.
The artists at the Ephraim Faience Pottery studio create art pottery inspired by the natural beauty of their rural Wisconsin surroundings. The artists take part in all areas of design and production including throwing, sculpting, glazing, decorating, and firing by hand. All pieces of Ephraim Faience pottery are created by hand, from the beginning of the process to the very end.
This lovely bowl/vase, introduced in 2007, as an "Experimental" shape with three hand crafted lobsters decorating the piece. It measures 4 1/2" in height, 5 1/2" across and carries their algae and plum glaze combination matt finish. The vase is stamped with the Ephraim logo indicating 2007, the potter "Laura Klein", an "E" indicating this was an experimental shape, which may or may not be used for future pieces. The piece has a small scored "X" indicating it was sold as a second quality because of a tight base rim crack only evident on the bottom when excess glaze was ground away. The pottery is not for water use, unless with a glass liner. There are no other cracks, chips or repairs. Great experimental piece.