Handmade Ceramics

Portland, Oregon · 36 Sales


Handmade Ceramics

Portland, Oregon 36 Sales On Etsy since 2009

0 out of 5 stars

Announcement   Follow me on Facebook or read my blog to keep updated on my studio, work-in-progress, and also to find out when the store is open for business!


Follow me on Facebook or read my blog to keep updated on my studio, work-in-progress, and also to find out when the store is open for business!

Nicole S. Young

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Nicole S. Young


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Tuky Waingan

Tuky Waingan on Jan 27, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful presets, thank you very much!

Elizabeth O'Dell

Elizabeth O'Dell on Oct 1, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

Great! Will definitely do business again!


Food + Art

I was born to be an artist. In my current job, I work as a self-employed photographer and author, and make my living writing books and traveling the world with my camera. I started working with ceramics because I wanted to create dishes to use with my food photographs, and it quickly grew into much more than a side hobby. I now work in my studio daily creating beautiful, minimalistic, functional dishes and small ceramic pieces.

All of my pieces are 100% handmade, built from clay slabs and textured using bisque stamps and other elements. I use mid-fire clay (mostly stoneware) and decorate with food-safe glazes and materials. I then fire them in an electric kiln to vitrification (which makes the clay food-safe and water-tight).

I am now in the process of creating a brand-new ceramics studio in my new home so that I can take my work to the next level. This shop is where you will find my work for sale.

Shop members

  • Nicole S. Young

    Owner, Creator, Photographer

    I'm a photographer & author in Portland, OR. I'm also a ceramics enthusiast & I'm in the process of setting up my ceramics studio! Watch my store in the coming months to see my work as it becomes available.

Shop policies

Last updated on April 14, 2014
Hello! My name is Nicole, and I create earthy, textured, hand-built functional ceramic pieces for everyday use.

I started making my own ceramic pieces to create props for my food photography. In fact, when I am not in my ceramics studio I work full-time as a photographer and author. All of the pieces in my store are built using slabs of clay and textured elements (hand-made stamps, items from nature, and industrial materials).

I'm currently in the process of moving, and will soon have a dedicated full-fledged ceramics studio where I can much more easily create my work. Once I'm set up I will start listing my products here in the store ... so stay tuned!

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at nicole [!at]

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
My goal is to provide a quality product to all of my customers, each and every time! If you are not satisfied with your product, please contact me immediately. I do my best to provide accurate photos and descriptions of each item, so PLEASE be sure to read them carefully before making your purchase to avoid any misunderstandings.

As a general rule, all refunds and exchanges are done on a case-by-case basis:

• Please contact me IMMEDIATELY if there is a problem with your order.
• If your item is damaged in shipping, please document it by photographing it and sending me a copy of the photo (preferably still in the box).
• You are responsible for shipping costs for any item that is returned. Please return items in their original boxes with all shipping materials intact to ensure a damage-free delivery.
• All items are priced in $ (USD) and must be paid through Paypal*.
• All purchases must be paid in-full at time of purchase.
• Items are not shipped until payment clears.

*You do not need to have a Paypal account to use Paypal: You can pay with your credit/debit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover) — all without having a PayPal account.
The ceramic pieces in this store are heavy and require additional packing materials. All items are carefully packed and to ensure safe delivery.

• Shipping is available worldwide via USPS.
• For international orders, the customer is responsible for any additional fees due to customs, etc.
• Items are shipped only after payment is fully processed.
• If you are located in Portland, OR (or nearby), you have the option to pick up your items locally and avoid shipping costs. Please use the code PDXSHIPPING at checkout to take advantage of this option.
Additional policies and FAQs
• All items in this store are hand-made by Nicole.
• All photographs are processed on a color-calibrated monitor and depict the true color of each product. HOWEVER, there are differences in how certain monitors view color and tones. Please understand that what you see on your screen may differ with the exact color of your specific product.