We are elated to announce our newest collaboration!
Notary is now working with Fernhill Linen, gorgeous linen pieces that have been designed and sewn in Portland, OR
We are elated to be stocking a very curated collection of their linens both in our shop as well as our online store. We are pleased to offer a wrap style apron that we are also using as our studio aprons! Potter tested and approved!
In their own words, "Linen marks a story documenting the path of our lives in the home. Fernhill Studio’s collection provides the backdrop to these moments. Our Belgian linen combines a rare blending of superior comfort, rich color absorption, and a durability that allows our products to become better and softer with age. We support this by working with artists on patterns, developing a product that will last through extended use and become an emblem of creative and domestic life."
Hey There! We are pleased to announce that we are participating in a giveaway this week in honor of Mother's Day. As a mama of two I kind of adore this holiday. A chance to celebrate all of the women that have played important roles in my life, as well as a moment to stop and reflect on my own experience as a mother. So, here goes!
For one lucky person, this could be your morning! In celebration of Mother’s Day and all things maternal, I’ve partnered with some friends in Portland for the coziest of giveaways. To enter - follow @parachuteportland, @stumptowncoffee, @bluestardonuts, @notary__ceramics, and @carly.e.diaz and tag two friends in the comments below for your chance to win:
- A bedding set from @parachuteportland
- A 3-month coffee subscription from @stumptowncoffee ️
- A $50 gift certificate to any @bluestardonuts location in Portland
This post is hopefully the first of many featuring our brilliant customers at home and at work with their Notary Ceramic pieces. We are excited to introduce the following women whose photography alone is enough to have us fawning over every one of their posts. It is a huge bonus that we get to spot our own work within their galleries. We hope you enjoy these glimpses as much as we do.
Meet Hillary Davis- a homebody, mama and very talented photographer living in Marietta, Georgia. We are particularly fond of the photographs she takes of her beautiful baby boy, but her home is pretty damn impressive as well. Hilary won one of the giveaways we did a while back and ended up with two matte white mugs. She has since added to her collection of Notary pieces and we love to see how she styles them around her lovely home.
All photos are by Hillary and she can be followed at @hilldots
Kyra became a fast friend last spring when we both attended the Lifestyle Workshop held at magical D'une Ile in Normandie, France. I fell in love with Kyra's laid bet yet chic personal style before I ever saw her exquisite photography. We have kept in touch since our travels to France and have watched each other transition our small business into new studio spaces- Kyra opened a new studio/kitchen outside of Amsterdamn, The Netherlands, and I opened a studio/shop in Portland, Or.
Kyra asked me to make her some items for her new space and I jumped at the opportunity to create anything for her, knowing that these pieces would likely become part of her daily life as well as add a bit of handmade beauty to her gorgeous studio kitchen.
Fumiko lives in a beautiful home in Hamburg, Germany with her two gorgeous children, who happen to have incredible style. :) She has a great eye for simple, elegant interiors, and we always get a little giddy when one of our pieces makes an apprearance in her photographs.
From Seattle Times Magazine- "As you look forward to more daylight hours this season, let these elegant, handmade candlestick holders in bone white ($32–$40), by Portland-based Notary Ceramics, add further warmth to your home".
Find them at Flora and Henri (Pioneer Square, 401 First Ave. S; 206.749.9698), a shop long known for European-inspired children’s clothing, which recently expanded its offerings to include a highly curated selection of tasteful housewares. Pair the versatile holders with a variety of candles to keep your living space cozy and bright all year long.
I have read and admired the gorgeous photography and the inspiring stories within Cereal Magazine for years. I have placed this publication on a huge pedestal, and I have had a secret desire to see my pieces within their pages. When I got the chance to art direct a shoot with the incredibly talented photographer Ellie Baygulov, and to feature my pieces within this shoot, I knew that I wanted to tailor our editorial with Cereal in mind. Hoping that perhaps they would be interested in publishing some of our imagery. Not only did they publish our editorial, they also wrote an incredibly sincere and validating article about the work that we create at Notary. Please click through to read the full article on Cereal Magazine's Site.
a special thanks to Rosa Parks- Editor in Chief of Cereal Magazine
and to the team of talented women who worked on this shoot
We so often swoon over the awe inspiring posts by the always motivating blog Remodelista. So when our very own candlesticks were featured we had to share!
Photography by Mathew Williams for Remodelista
In a past post by Remodelista, the work of German Design Firm Studio Oink, is highlighted for its simplicity and attention to detail. Known for their ability to find the perfect balance between beauty and function, everything this award winning design team creates captivates us with it's beauty, and this project is no exception. Each piece is carefully selected for this “Federal-style” Northwest Washington D.C house, and we are proud to be one of them. Featured above is our medium and large candlesticks in matte white.
We are always happy to see the ways in which you welcome your Notary pieces into your homes and lives. Take a moment for yourself today to pour over and enjoy this beautiful collaboration between Studio Oink and Remodelista
One of our sweet and talented customers, Jon, sketched our flower frog on his Ipad and we're obsessed.
There are so many reasons we're happy to be in the new studio location. One of the biggest perks is meeting more of you and having a face-to-face interaction rather than through a computer screen! We're in awe of how talented, down to earth, hilarious and supportive you all are!
My two daughters, Sylvie 4.5 and Lou 6, and my gorgeous husband Paul and I all enjoying a little time around the potters wheel
Thank you for the gorgeous article on Vesle Universe, which is a very well curated blog about the Nordic Lifestyle for the Modern Family. I am honored to have Notary featured on their inspiriting blog as a company as well as to share a bit more about our family.
In their words, "Vesle will curate travel, style, deco and food especially for you. I also want you to meet cool parents, give you tips on where (and how) to travel with kids. What to make and eat, show you amazing spaces for your little ones, tell you about all those unique kids clothing brands out there… and guide you through the ups and downs of parenthood. Enjoy!"
I am so happy to say that we have teamed up with the brilliant and beautiful minds at Erica Tanov to release a small collection of items. Each item is hand thrown in white porcelain and glazed with a matte white glaze and a bronze lip. They will be available exclusively in the Erica Tanov stores.