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 vase, introduced in 2006, as an "Experimental" shape. It measures 5 1/2" in height, 5" across and carries their chestnut glaze, a dark grayish green with brown highlights matt finish. The vase is stamped with the Ephraim logo indicating 2006, the potter "Paul McVickers", an "E" indicating this was an experimental shape, which may or may not be used for future pieces. The pottery is not for water use, unless with a glass liner. There are no cracks, chips or repairs; near mint.