We proudly feature Laura’s contributions to our studio with a special vase that she designed for the occasion – the Moonlit Mission Vase. If you know Laura, you know that she has both a creepy side and a flowery side to her personality. The Moonlit Mission Vase brings these two sides of Laura together on one vase. A pair of bats stretch their wings among purple poppies on the side of this free-form, undulating vase. The vase is finished in dusty violet and grey tones to evoke the light of late summer dusk.
It is our tradition at Ephraim for artists to commemorate a milestone at the pottery with a special design. This year Laura Klein celebrates this momentous milestones. Artist Anniversary Series pieces are available for only one year. Laura’s Moonlit Mission Vase will retire on July 28th, 2021.
Artist anniversaries signify much more to us than merely “loyal years” of coming to work. Artists at the studio exert a major influence on the ever-evolving art that we make. The aesthetic sensibilities and honed techniques of each of our members collectively define Ephraim’s art. It is a beautiful – and novel – model for an art pottery. This model means that Ephraim’s body of work would have been far different without Laura’s bold sculpting style and keen observations of nature. Individual sensibilities make our art eclectic and yet the way these ideas filter through others, make our pieces cohesively Ephraim.