East Fork Pottery
East Fork Pottery is nestled at the end of a valley on an old tobacco field, between steep green mountains, thirty minutes northwest of Asheville, North Carolina. Founded in 2010 by Alexander Matisse, the workshop is now home to potter John Vigeland and a growing team of apprentices. Their objects are made entirely by hand, from North Carolina clay, in a dirt-floored workshop that smells of wood-smoke and pine. East Fork values old-world craftsmanship and an aesthetic quality unconstrained by time and place.
East Fork Guild, currently comprises John Vigeland and Alex Matisse. Larger, more decorative work is made under this banner in small runs or as one-offs. Though Matisse & Vigeland share materials and aesthetic values, you will find that each has their own distinctive style.
East Fork Line is simple and fundamental. Unadorned, the work is distilled to its essential elements: form and function. It is durable and timeless, resistant to fashion and trends.