CLAY + CRAFT is a collection of ceramic or handcrafted pottery ranging from kitchen and tabletop wares to home decor goods to jewelry. Each work of art is modern, simple and timeless. We believe in thoughtful, timeless design and follow a less is more approach with each creation. 

Today, CLAY + CRAFT is a small, home based ceramics studio located in San Diego and the seaside community of Cardiff, California. While we've refined our pottery and can be found in coffee shops, television commercials, advertisements, restaurants and homes across the United States, we're a continuously evolving, work in process that has been years in the making. We believe in doing what's needed today to get to where you want to be tomorrow. We're dreaming of bigger things but for now, we're rolling up our sleeves and getting our hands dirty!  

Follow our clay covered journey at @nicolenovena on Instagram or @clayandcraft on Facebook. 

Nicole Novena Ceramic Artist San Diego

Nicole Novena - A San Diego, California Based Potter / Contemporary Ceramic Artist

Clay covered + forever making. 

Born in Bennington, Vermont and current resident of Cardiff by the Sea, just outside of San Diego, California, CLAY + CRAFT owner / ceramic artist, Nicole Novena was first exposed to clay in high school and has been creating ceramics since. She comes from a lineage of creatives; from everyday painters to successful film makers, her desire to create is a trait she is thankful to have inherited.  

CLAY + CRAFT is the output of 20+ years of pottery exploration coupled with 15 years of marketing + business experience. 

In 2016, Nicole launched CLAY + CRAFT. 

Hooper - Our Pottery Studio Assistant

Hooper, a Bernese Mountain Dog, is CLAY + CRAFT's trusted studio assistant. He is a rambunctious, loving Bernese Mountain Dog who adds a tremendous amount of personality to the studio. When not in time out for eating clay he provides loads of support. His speciality is design consultation.