East Fork Pottery Size Chart

If you don't live near one of our stores or you recently discovered us, you may not have had a chance to get up close and personal with our pottery. Seeing, touching, feeling, and comparing is a sensual joy of shopping, for some it’s a crucial step in the purchase process, and it's pretty hard to do online.

This chart provides comparative images of all of our bowls and plates, their exact measurements, and examples of what to use them for. We hope this helps you decide what size works for you.

When our plates were still made on a potter’s wheel we would say that a good one would exhibit the fullness of the moon. They have a slight upward lip for spill-proof serving and easy stacking, and a plump bare clay rim to frame your masterpiece.
A morel-colored cake plate with a small baked pastry on top
perfect for: cherry pie, birthday cake, warm slice of buttered sourdough

6.5" x .75"

A side plate with a turkey, lettuce, tomato sandwich, cut diagonally, with a bite missing from one half.
perfect for: banh mi, reheated leftovers, or a quesadilla

8.5" x 1"

A dinner plate with a heaping serving of spaghetti with parsley and breadcrumbs sprinkled on top
perfect for: steak dinner, big slice of pizza, sushi to share, birthday cake

10.5" x 1.13"

A burnt red (amaro) colored dish with a simple green salad on top. The dish is not quite a bowl, not quite a plate. It has rounded edges to keep dressing and sauce from dipping off the side.
perfect for: foods with sloshy sauces, a pile of pasta, an entree salad


Shallow Bowls
Our most popular bowl form: these have a gentle, low-slung curve, nestle nicely within each other, and give the appearance of being at rest like a well-worn river rock.
An eggshell white colored bowl, filled with figs, yogurt and granola, soon-to-be eaten with a brass spoon.
perfect for: yogurt and granola with fresh fruit, hummus, sorbet

5.8" x 1.8"

Holds: 1.25 cups or 10 oz

A blueish-white bowl, comfortably holding four small oranges with their leaves and stems still attached.
perfect for: leftover pad thai, pot roast, zoodles

8" x 2.25"

Holds: 3.5 cups or 28 oz.

An eggshell-white colored shallow, but large, bowl, filled with a heaping party-sized serving of black tortilla chips.
perfect for: party-sized chip bowl, a whole roast chicken & vegetables

10.3" x 2.5"

Holds: 9 cups or 72 oz.

Potter's Bowls
The bowls in this series have steeper sides, rounded bottoms, and flat feet. They were designed to be a simple bowl that contains more than it presents and make a particularly beautiful nesting set.
A small serving of wasabi nuts in a mini bowl that coupe fit in the palm of your hand. It really is cute.
perfect for: votives, salt, soy sauce, bedside jewelry, easy-to-lose items

3" x 1.4"

Holds: .25 cups or 2 oz

Two perfect scoops of mint chocolate chip ice cream with a brass spoon poking out the top. Yum.
perfect for: ice cream (duh), olives, dips, desk snacks, mixed nuts

5" x 2.13"

Holds: 1.25 cups or 10 oz.

An earthy brown colored bowl filled with an adult serving of Lucky Charms cereal. About to be eaten with a brass spoon.
perfect for: a big serving of butternut squash soup, Lucky Charms, bibimbap

7" x 3"

Holds: 3.25 cups or 28 oz.

A light earthy brown colored bowl with a full bag of microwave popcorn in it, ready for movie night.
perfect for: a ginormous salad for one, fully-loaded ramen, potato chips

9" x 4"

Holds: 8 cups or 64 oz.

A dark charcoal bowl filled with root vegetables
perfect for: use for two loaves' worth of bread dough, pancake batter

11.63" x 4.6"

Holds: 16 cups or 128 oz.

Mugs & Cups
Our best-selling mugs and cups have a soothing hand-feel and slight bit of heft. Their handles took years to perfect and the sides of the mug thin towards the bottom to balance the sturdy and generous rim.
A blueish white small cup, the size of an espresso cup or a shot glass (depending on who you ask). Here, a teabag sits besides it. The teabag is just a wee bit shorter than the juice cup.
perfect for: water for your little one, sake, and espresso, of course

2.25 x 2.7

Holds: .5 cups or 3 oz.

perfect for: anytime chai pick-me-up

3 ⅛” x 3 ½”

Holds: 7 ounces to the brim

Limited Release Form

The Small Mug in Black Mountain filled with a latte.
perfect for: afternoon tea, fireside hot chocolate, little latte

3.25” x 3.1”
Holds: 8 oz to the brim, 6 oz comfortably

Limited Release Form

Truly, a perfectly sized and shaped mug. With a stack of cookies next to it.
perfect for: morning coffee, afternoon tea, a discreet cocktail, a breakfast table flower arrangement

4.25" x 3.1"

Holds: 1.5 cups or 12 oz.

The Big Mug in Blue Ridge filled with coffee
perfect for: large iced coffee, morning yerba mate

4.5“ x 3.6”
Holds: 16 oz to the brim, 14 oz comfortably

Limited Release Form

Serving Platters
Substantial and dramatic, we worked hard to get these platters right, and it was worth it. The perfect form for when we want to (gently) encourage family and friends to help themselves.
A large off-white plate with an artful display of smoked fish on a bed of lettuce, cilantro and lemon wedges
perfect for: a pile of steaks, high to the sky pancakes, charcuterie, artful arrangement of fruit

14.5" x 1.5"

A large oval ceramic platter in a cool white color featuring iron speckles and an unglazed rim
perfect for: breakfast boards, lunchtime rows of pinwheel sandwiches, personal-sized pizzas

18" x 11.5"

An animated image that says "East Fork is a vessel for" a rotating number of things

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