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About Clay Parlor

Clay Parlor is a neighborhood ceramics studio with locations in Midtown Ventura and the West End.

Clay Parlor's mission is to connect people and creativity through ceramics. We believe in the power of clay to inspire and help our community thrive.

Sara Beckton, Owner of Clay Parlor
Sara Beckton throwing a pot


My name is Sara Beckton

Clay Parlor Community Ceramics Studio was created to share my passion for making with my Ventura community. Creating my small ceramics goods company, Parlor Room Goods, has been a dream and now I want to share the ability and create with clay with the community that has fostered my creative growth. 

I received my BFA in Spatial Arts from San Jose State University and attended (for a short bit) the Graduate Architecture Program at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. I have worked at the San Jose Museum of Art, the Bay Area Glass Institute and the Community School of Music and Arts helping people of all ages make their creative dreams a reality. I am excited to do exactly that here in my hometown of Ventura.

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