Spend an afternoon with the founders and makers of authentic, handmade Farmhouse Pottery at a trunk show at Sickles Market, Sunday, June 25 from noon – 3 p.m. Enjoy the beautiful hand thrown stoneware that was recently featured in the national magazine Better Homes and Garden. Co-founders and artisans James and Zoe Zilian will travel from their beautiful showroom and pottery studio in Woodstock, Vermont bringing some very special additions to the line that is currently carried at Sickles Market. The oven-to-table stoneware includes plates, platters, mugs, bowls, pitchers, bake ware and more.
The elegant, yet functional pieces designed by James and Zoe have a soft white glaze affectionately called Organic Milk. They are meant to be durable heirloom pieces to be used daily and admired for generations. Each piece is made by hand and touched at least 25 times from the time it is thrown to the time it is placed on the shelf.
“Each piece has character and authenticity,” explained James. “In many ways they represent the people who made them. Authenticity is a decision and often the harder decision, but the right one.”
James and Zoe will be signing pieces that are purchased at the trunk show, which will make wonderful, meaningful keepsakes for you and your family or gifts for a loved one.
The Zilians are passionate about what they do and say they are living the American Dream. In a mission statement from their website they write, “At Farmhouse Pottery, we are old-world potters with simple tools and strong beliefs in process and authenticity. We believe the farmers, craftsmen, and makers are the core of our communities, and that farm-to-table isn’t a foodie trend, but rather the rediscovery of a more sustainable lifestyle and value system. Through our craft and in our daily lives, we’re reconnecting others to this lifestyle and defining its place in the modern day. We are America’s studio pottery, and this is our American dream.”