Terrafirma Ceramics was founded by acclaimed New York based artist Ellen Evans in 1980. Her handmade ceramic tableware has become known for its signature look - a natural stoneware base contrasting with vibrant colors and patterns on a porcelain surface. This chic and distinctive look makes Terrafirma dinnerware pieces easily recognizable, highly customizable and popular among collectors of fine handmade pottery. From beautiful cobalt ceramics, to handmade pottery platters, Terrafirma dinnerware combines an elegant color palette with an unmatched artisanal process.
Custom Orders Available. Contact us for more details on additional shapes, colors, patterns or larger quantities. Custom orders receive 10% off plus free shipping.
About the Artisan - Terrafirma Ceramics (Ellen Evans)
Terrafirma Ceramics founder and Artistic Director - Ellen Evans' casual, yet sophisticated style encourages creative place settings by mixing and matching complimentary colors and patterns across the various pieces on your tabletop to create a one of a kind dining experience.
"In our homes today, we want beautiful artistic objects that we can use comfortably everyday. My goal is to design tableware that enriches the presentation of food and in itself makes an elegant statement…yet is practical and durable enough for constant use. Please enjoy using and giving Terrafirma.” - Ellen Evans, Founder and Artistic Director - Terrafirma Ceramics
Each Terrafirma piece is entirely handmade from stoneware and porcelain at their Queens studio in the heart of New York City. After being shaped by hand, several layers of porcelain clay are then layered on the top surface in order to create a white background. he surface of the pottery is then painted through lace or fabric laid on top of each piece to add color and a unique surface texture to the delicate porcelain. Each piece of handmade ceramic pottery then enters the kiln for the first time and is fired to approximately 1500℉ to harden. It then gets another clear glaze and is fired again to 2200℉ creating a functional and durable ceramic piece that is completely food and dishwasher safe. Every collectible Terrafirma Ceramics piece is signed and dated by Ellen Evans.
Since each piece of ceramic is individually handmade, all sizes are approximate. Variations in color, texture, surface blushing and other minor imperfections are to be expected and assure each piece of its individuality.
Our in stock collection of Terrafirma Ceramics serveware features all eight of their current colors (Cobalt, Charcoal, Apricot, Citrus, Chestnut, Opal, Poppy and Black), and many complimentary patterns: Taj, Braid, Strata, Dot, Chevron, Aspen, Maze, Diamond, Honeycomb and Fern. Looking for a particular shape, color, pattern, or a larger quantity? We can also custom order any combination you'd like to help create a tabletop that's completely your own. Terrafirma pieces are made to order and take 4-8 weeks for delivery.
All Terrafirma Custom Orders receive 10% off plus free shipping. Contact us for more details.