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Fishs Eddy

One day back in 1986, we were wandering the back roads upstate New York (code for lost) when we stumbled upon a small hamlet called Fishs Eddy. It was a perfectly odd name so we borrowed it for our just-opened shop near Gramercy Park in New York City.

  • Fishs Eddy History
  • The early days were new and exciting, driving aimlessly (code for no map) in our dented blue pick-up looking for interesting finds when we came across an old barn that was being used to store restaurant dishware from a near-by manufacturer. The barn, filled with tons of plates, bowls, platters, cups and saucers, had been in a fire. Remarkably, every single soot-covered dish was intact!

    We asked the owner of the barn (yes, he was wearing overalls) if we could buy a few pieces and said, "take it all!”. So we did.

    We hauled the “ware” back to our city apartment, scrubbed non-stop for days and discovered patterns and shapes that were beautiful and classic; a real slice of American history! We knew we were on to something special … and customers agreed.

    Twenty-five years later Fishs Eddy has made its own history. Millions of edgy, unique and incredibly fun dishes and glasses have come through our doors. That old blue pick-up truck is now a big delivery truck with our logo (and a GPS). Of course we still meander and let life take us to unexpected places (code for can’t figure out how to work the GPS).

  • But most importantly, after all these years, we still love doing dishes!