About Milk + Clay

Sydney Oh Portrait

Milk + Clay

Launched in 2016, Milk + Clay is a handcrafted ceramic art and design line created by founder Sydney Oh. The functional yet refined line was born from a love of organic and practical pieces that are both visually appealing and a joy to use in daily life.

The small batch collection includes home wares such as bowls, platters, mugs, cups, plates, a selection of planters, and unique pieces such as innovatively designed ashtrays and utensil holders, all of which marry form with function in a minimal and refined style.

Meant to bring comfort to the home through quality ceramics, each piece is one-of-a-kind, designed and handmade in New York City.


For artisan Sydney Oh, a beautiful life should be lived with beautiful, functional things. Born and raised in Georgia, Oh has always sought to express herself through creativity and art.

After receiving a degree in journalism at the University of Georgia where she specialized in photojournalism, Oh relocated to New York in 2010 to pursue a career in fashion, working at public relations firms Starworks Group and BPCM. In 2016, after rediscovering her love for pottery during a local class and studying the craft at various studios throughout New York City, she launched her line, Milk + Clay. Born from a love of functional yet sophisticated ceramics that imbue instant comfort and a personal connection, Oh incorporates innovative design to her stoneware. “Providing an elevated yet comforting dining experience is important to me,” says Oh, “I didn’t feel grounded in New York until I had a dining table and my own tableware."