In my last post I shared part 1 of our winter getaway to Woodstock, Vermont and today I'm back with more from this dreamy trip!
Farmhouse Pottery is based in Woodstock, Vermont and their workshop and store is just a stone's throw away from the Jackson House Inn. I first learned about Farmhouse Pottery last May at a food photography workshop in Boston. Since then I've learned just how popular Farmhouse Pottery is in the food photography and styling community. In a moment you'll see why.
Their handmade pottery is swoon worthy but more importantly, it's all made right here in Vermont. Also, it seems as if their brand has exploded this year with features in Oprah and of course my picnic essentials list!
I met the co-founders, James and Zoe Zilian on a Sunday evening when all of the potters had gone home. They were incredibly nice and invited me back to photograph the next day when the potters were back in the workshop. You can read more about their story here. James showed me around, gave me a behind-the-scenes tour of their entire operation and shared their story with me.
If you live in Boston you can find select Farmhouse Pottery pieces at Good in Beacon Hill. For my Berkshires friends, stop by Design Menagerie in Lenox. This is where I saw my first Farmhouse Pottery cheese board and fell head over heels. I'm so happy I was able to visit the mothership in Woodstock. This is where you'll find their complete collection of ceramics, housewares, linens, candles and other Vermont made treasures. You can even attend a wheel workshop and make your own pottery. Sounds like the perfect date night to me!
Pro tip: don't leave the store without peeking at the seconds. Apprentices learning the trade = not quite perfect pieces at a discount! Also, keep an ear to the ground for their bi-annual seconds sale at the workshop in Vermont. I hear it's worth the trip!
Have you ever taken a pottery workshop before? Thanks for reading!