#atozchallenge | E is for Edgecomb Potters

I’ve always loved the pottery at Edgecomb Potters. When we make our summer trip up to Boothbay Harbor, we stop at Edgecomb on the way. The finishes on the pottery are so distinctive and unique. They also have many creative shapes and designs for their serving pieces. And, I love their Maine roots.

I’ve given Edgecomb pottery as wedding gifts in the past, but I haven’t yet invested in any myself. I did however buy a recycled license plate lobster at their Portland Store. It’s not pottery, but it’s pretty darn cute. It really has nothing to do with this blog post, but I wanted to share.

Edgecomb Potters Lobster

Back to what this post is really about: Edgecomb Potters. I hope to add Edgecomb pottery to my tableware someday. When I do finally invest, these are the top four pieces on my wish list:

  1. Whale Tail Chowder Mug – 18 oz. Could you really only own just one of these adorable little mugs? They also have a taller, regular whale tail mug that I love, but there’s something about the shorter, squat one that really appeals to me. I envision sitting by the fireplace, mug in hand, enjoying a chowder or stew.
  2. The Dory. This handled server has such a fun shape. I love the narrow, long design and can picture it sitting in the center of my table adding a little color. It would also be great for passing out appetizers during a dinner party.
  3. Fish Plate. This has a Maine vibe to me when I look at it. It wouldn’t be for everyday, but on the right occasion I think it would add just the right touch of whimsy. I’m a little nervous about knocking the poor guys tail off, but so far my china has survived so hopefully I could care for this porcelain fish.
  4. Little Dipper. Maybe I’ll ease into the whole fish thing by going for this smaller companion piece to the fish plate. We do like our ice cream in Maine, and this little bowl would be perfect. It would also be great for serving dips hence the name.

One of the main reasons that I haven’t invested in any Edgecomb pottery yet is that I’d have to finally decide on which glaze I like the best. I’ve never been able to pick. There are about 2-3 at the top of the list for me, but I’m not sure I could settle on just one. It was tough enough picking a china pattern when I got married and the verdict’s still out on whether I made the right choice on that one. It’s a lot of pressure.

On the Edgecomb Potter’s website, I saw that they actually have a wish list option. Clearly, I’m not the only indecisive person planning for someday. I can start virtually shopping even if I’m not quite ready for the purchase. And, if I change my mind. No problem. A couple of keystrokes and I’ll have updated my wishlist.

The other great bit of news, for a window shopper like me, is that  they have a store in Portland too so I don’t have to wait until our summer trips to Boothbay to go and admire their pottery. Although their flagship store in Edgecomb is still worth the trip.

things to know
Edgecomb Potters | Edgecomb 727 Boothbay Rd, Edgecomb, ME 04556
Phone | Edgecomb 207-882-9493
Edgecomb Potters | Portland 145 Commercial St, Portland, ME 04101
Phone | Portland 207-780-6727
Website Edgecomb Potters
Favorite ♥ Whale Tail Chowder Mug

I’m participating in a Blogging A-Z Challenge for April 2016, where I will be posting new content every day except Sundays. Each post is associated with a letter of the alphabet. There are over 1200 other bloggers participating in the challenge. Click HERE to learn more.

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20 thoughts on “#atozchallenge | E is for Edgecomb Potters

  1. lynneinpborough says:

    Life’s too short.. save up for one piece at a time, tell anyone who asks what you want for special presents and the main colours to go for. mix and match. I like having bespoke pottery and took myself off to a class to make my own. Not sure it worked out cheaper but I had a fab time and regularly use all my misshapen, bizarre looking dishes and plates. There’s a crockery style I love which is out of my price range and I bought two pieces each time I got to the shop which was once every two years. I still don’t have many pieces but I have a few and enjoy using it. ps.. You’ve got a great theme, I love learning about locations people live and their take on them. Glad you popped by. You’re having a great AtoZ


    • Weekends in Maine says:

      That’s so awesome that you took a class. I’ve taken a lot of different art classes but for some reason I haven’t done pottery yet. I’m sure I will someday though – it looks like a lot of fun. I do need to jump in and get a few Edgecomb pottery pieces too. Life is too short!


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