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Monday, November 19, 2012
ARCHIVE / EPHRAIM FAIENCE OPENS CALIFORNIA STUDIO GALLERY
New California Studio and Gallery
Wisconsin Studio Gallery
CONTEMPORARY EXCELLENCE--In 1989, when we moved into our 1915
Craftsman-style bungalow, we sought to decorate with original arts & crafts
era pottery, but we were quickly introduced by reality at the high prices of
vintage pieces. Still wanting to quality
pottery, we searched for modern artisans, who might not be as expensive.
naiveté had no bounds. We also
discovered quality pottery, whether it be ten days or 100 years old, is not
California Studio Gallery
decided to be patient by focusing our purchases at shops and studios we ran
across during our travels. We sought out
local potters, who we thought had merit.
Our purchases have ranged from Denman Island, British Columbia to a
local potter we discovered lived five blocks from our home. Each piece of pottery must have its own
this day we are not in a hurry to add to our pottery collection. But, after a generation of collecting, we
keep returning to a group of potters, who in 1996 founded Ephraim Faience group
headquartered in Lake Mills, Wisconsin.
can imagine our delight when we discovered Ephraim Faience had expanded. They opened their second store—this time in
Cambria, California. The California gallery/studio just recently had its grand
--[Top]: Interior of new California
Studio/Gallery; 728 Main Street, Cambria, CA
--[Middle]: Main store in Lake Mills,
WI; 203 West Lake Street, 920-648-3534.
--[Lower]: Exterior of new Cambria, CA
gallery/studio; 728 Main Street, Cambria, CA: https://ephraimpottery.com/our-cambria-gallery
This post is one in an occasional series on life in historic North Park, one of the nation's most diverse and architecturally significant neighborhoods with special emphasis on the Arts & Crafts Era (1890-1920).