Sarah Van Raden- Creator of Notary Ceramics

Photos by Ryan leibl

After taking one semester of ceramics in college it was a decade before I found my way back to the wheel. This time the class I took at a local art school was filled with people from all ages and walks of life. I instantly fell back in love with clay. I love the way it makes me feel like a child again, carefree and full of possibilities. After throwing very sporadically for about a year I bought my own wheel, saved up for a small kiln, and emptied out my cluttered basement to make way for a make-shift studio.

After a 10 year hiatus, and nearly a decade working as a photo stylist, I feel I have found my true talent and passion in creating pottery. The imperfection, the wobbles, the wonkyness, it all works to create a beautiful handmade product that reminds you of the person that spent their time creating it for you to enjoy.  My heart is in every piece.

enjoy! ~Sarah

For wholesale and other inquiries:    notaryceramics@gmail.com  503.869.3352

Studio-Shop location-- 8035 SE 13th Ave Portland Or 97202 

Hours- mon, wed, fri 9-5 & by appointment all other days