Clay Factor is a Portland, Oregon based ceramic studio creating handmade porcelain wares for the home.
We are a boutique studio using entirely wheel thrown method for creating our work, from clay sourced locally in the Pacific Northwest and materials sourced in the west coast.
We believe that objects have the capacity to enrich our daily living experience and elevate objects to a transformative experience of space making and rituals.
To this end our work demonstrates focus on handmade precision based minimal lines, refined contours of form and controlled use of the clay's natural malleable qualities as an aesthetic driver.
About Founder Minu Oh
Minu found her path into clay as a college student in 2004, having explored multiple mediums ranging from woodworking, natural architecture, photography, digital media as well as traditional arts. The story goes that she half heartedly stumbled onto a wheel throwing class and never looked back. :)
An insatiable explorer and student at heart, Minu opened the doors to Clay Factor Ceramics in 2016 in order to create a sustainable ceramic business with quality, dependability, and artistic exploration as the main driving force. In addition to providing ceramic lovers with functional porcelain wares, approaching the clay medium as a form of play is still very much at the heart of her practice.
Minu might as well live in the studio since that's where she can be found every waking hour, but she is also a loving a mother to a Minecraft fanatic, a friend to few special folks, and loves to discover the natural landscapes of the beautiful Pacific Northwest.