Tableware Workshop with Patrick Hall (2/17/22 – 2/25/22)


  • Thursday 2/17- Inspiration Meeting: 3-4PM
  • Monday 2/21 – Friday 2/25: 1-4PM Daily
  • Week of March 7th- Glaze Demo & Consultation: Date/Time TBD

Workshop Time: 1–4pm

Price: $320 (glaze materials, tools and instruction included). NOTE: DOES NOT INCLUDE CLAY. Participants will select and purchase clay from the studio to compliment their design.

Description: Create your own ceramic tableware set with Clay Studio’s Executive Director and experienced potter, Patrick Hall. This workshop will concentrate on designing and building a coordinated place-setting for four- including a dinner plate, salad plate, soup bowl, and mug or tumbler. The course will begin with an Inspiration Meeting on Thursday 2/17, where students will be encouraged to research and sketch their set in advance. The following week class will meet Monday-Friday, 1-4PM, where Patrick will lead students in creating simple, sophisticated tableware pieces on the wheel. Those who prefer to handbuild are also welcome.

Once all students’ work has been bisqued, Patrick will lead a Glaze Demo and Consultation the week of March 7th. The date and time of the Glaze Demo are TBD and will depend on when the class work is ready to be glazed.

*This course is for students with basic clay fabrication skills, including centering, pulling up a cylinder and trimming, and/or previous handbuilding experience with coiling and slab-building.

Drop-in open studio hours will be available for this course: Students may use up to 9 additional studio hours to finish and glaze their work. Students are welcome to come in to Clay Studio during our Open Studio Lab hours to work independently on Sundays from 10AM-2PM, Tuesdays from 1PM-8PM, and Thursdays from 1PM-4PM. Please note that Open Studio Lab hours are subject to change.

Instructor:  Patrick Hall

About your instructor: Patrick Hall is an artist living in Santa Barbara, California. At age 14, he fell in love with clay and soon got a job as a production potter, where he honed his throwing skills for five years. After completing a BFA, then an MFA at UCSB, he founded Design Associates. His firm specialized in designing and building custom homes, furniture and light fixtures, and landscape design.

Nearly 30 years later, he returned to clay and founded Clay Studio, where he works, teaches and shares his appreciation for the ceramic arts with other artists in the community.


Feb 21 - 25 2022


1:00 pm - 4:00 pm