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About Terrafirma


Terrafirma Ceramics is a working pottery studio located in the heart of New York City that designs and produces handmade functional American art pottery. Known for its unique dinnerware and tabletop accessories, Terrafirma was founded in 1980 by artist Ellen Evans.

As owner and artistic director of the Terrafirma studio, Ellen’s creative focus is to design and produce high quality, functional works of art for the table and home using a unique, original process. Patterns are created by painting through textiles and lace using liquid porcelain to produce a distinctive “one of a kind” result. The base of warm, natural stoneware juxtaposed with vibrantly colored and patterned porcelain surfaces achieves the casual yet sophisticated look that has become her signature in both dinnerware and accessories.


Terrafirma products are made entirely by hand and kiln-fired to extremely high temperatures, giving each piece its own personality and great durability. Slight variations in color, texture and surface blushing are the natural and desired result of the hand building and high-firing process and assure each piece of its individuality.
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Each collectible, copyrighted design is signed and dated. All Terrafirma pieces are food and dishwasher safe.
Care for your Terrafirma pieces as you would any fine china.


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