About Petersen Pottery + Retail Links

PPCoPetersen Pottery Company launched in May 2012 as a brand representing the ceramic work designed and produced by Sara Carlson.

Loose forms glazed in natural hues

Petersen has multiple studio sites in Southern California. Each piece is made with cone 10 (high-fire) stoneware clay and glazes that are highly durable, dishwasher and food safe.


Malibu Pier Restaurant and Bar

January 2014 Designer Joshua Klein & Chef Jason Fullilove has selected our counter plate, fire table & baby bowl + a new small dish -all brown body, glazed in our whiskey blue-for their new spot on the Malibu Pier. We are thrilled to be working with all these exceptional chefs and very excited about our new venture with Chef Fullilove and the Malibu Pier team.

/update March 2014, with custom stamp in hand we will be impressing select pieces for the Malibu Pier collection with the MALIBU PIER logo, let the countdown begin!

Le Comptoir:

December 2013 Chef Gary has returned with rave reviews on the performance of his Counter Plate and has requested two smaller plates for his upcoming permanent location at the Normandie Hotel.

/update March 2014, getting ready to glaze the collection and execute final firing, bringing the clay to full maturation. The glaze hardens in the final fire for a more durable body + decorative layer creating a glass like coat over the stoneware clay. This firing is a one -two week cycle and yields anywhere from 1-24 pieces per firing.

September 2012 Chef Gary Menes of Le Comptoir commissioned Petersen to create the Counter Plate and Sabi-Bowl aka Chef Gary Bowl for his exclusive five course pop-up restaurant

Cliff’s Edge:

December 2013 Executive Chef Vartan Abgaryan of Cliff’s Edge in Silverlake has both the quail egg and stormy grey Counter Plate and has placed a special order for a small butter dish in our signature style

FT33 Dallas:

July 2013 Petersen is in production on plates, bowls and table service ‘pourers’ for Chef Matt McCallister‘s FT33 in Dallas, TX. A  beautiful grey finish has come out of our relationship as well as a funky & functional pourer.

/update March 2014 we are finally sending out the final box of goods to Chef!



Petersen Pottery is carried at beautifully curated stores such as:

Potted Store /Los Angeles, CA /nantucket/hastings

Acorn /Eagle Rock, CA/ little whiskey/nantucket/hastings

SPARTAN  /Austin /nantucket/hastings

General Store /SF & VENICE /little whiskey/nantucket/hastings

BEAM + ANCHOR /Portland /nantucket/hastings

MRKT SILVERLAKE /Silverlake, CA /one of a kind pieces

Hammer and Spear /Downtown LA /one of a kind pieces

OTHERWILD  /Echo Park, CA /one of a kind pieces


June 2015, Little Whiskey Collection in group show “Fired by Junzo” at Burbank Center for the Arts

Friday night & Saturday May 8 & 9, 2015 Spring Show & Sale at Xiem Studio Sale

April 2015, Little Whiskey Collection in group show at Xiem Clay Center Gallery

Friday night & Saturday Nov 14 & 15, 2014 Fall Show & Sale at Xiem Studio Sale

BUST Magazine LA FAIR one day sale Saturday, June 21 11a-6pm in Silverlake, CA

Dwell on Design 2014  Potted will be selling a variety of sizes of our Nantucket Collection both in classic and midnight plus some Hastings Vases!

Friday night & Saturday May 9 & 10, 2014 Spring Show & Sale at Xiem Studio Sale -earned top seller recognition

Saturday March 01-03 – One Kings Lane California Dreaming Sale with C Magazine

Wednesday, Jan 29 – Altadena Farmers Market -invited Artisan (one day only: 3pm – 7pm)

Thursday, Nov 7th – One Kings Lane Artisanal Hostess Gift Sale  (sold out)

Fall Show 2013 – Bi-annual Xiem Studio Sale

October 12 & 13 2013 – Artisanal LA  11a- 6p at the new Makers Mart in Downtown Los Angeles.

July 2013 – One Kings Lane Crafting Community Artisanal sale with creative consultancy studio, Karen Kimmel

Spring and Fall 2012 – Bi-annual Xiem Studio Sale


2012 & 2013 –  Dwell on Design with Potted Store

Jun 2012 – California Home and Design Magazine’s “Small Space, Big Style” Hollywood loft showhouse


February 2014 – ceramic designer working again with Joan Behake & Associates & this time Belzberg Architects for Children’s National in Washington DC

April 2013 – Petersen participated making ceramic elements for Mattel’s Children’s Hospital at UCLA with luxury designer, Joan Behake & Associates.

March 2013 – Mount Washington Elementary fundraiser


”Sara Petersen is one such artist making one of a kind clay pieces. Her passion and enthusiasm for small batch pots, unique glazes and attention to detail is on display when you meet her, and in her work!”

— Angelo Surmelis of angelo:HOME

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