Inspired by timeless designs and traditional processes, Farmhouse Pottery’s Zoe and James Zilian are hoping to reconnect people to a simpler lifestyle with their quality, handmade products.
Text by Bethany Adams / Photography by Jim Bathie
Before Zoe and James Zilian were the names behind Farmhouse Pottery, they were college students “drawn to creating together,” says Zoe. “James created his first piece of pottery in sixth grade and immediately fell in love, and I always worked in design in some capacity,” she notes. Now, their growing Vermont-based company offers a wide range of home goods that are gaining national attention for their timeless style and unmatched quality.
Farmhouse Pottery got its start in the Zilians’ one-wheel basement studio with the creation of the Windrow Berry Bowl. “Our girls used it to pick fresh berries from the garden,” James says. “At that moment, our vision suddenly became clear.”