Patrick Hall started working in clay at age 14 and quickly fell in love with the medium. He honed his technical skills as a production potter for the next five years and then earned a BA in Studio Art and Ceramics at UCSB in 1982, and an MFA in 1984. In 1986, Patrick Established Design Associates, a Design and Build firm specializing in architecture, interiors and furniture design, custom millwork and building contracting. After 28 years of running a successful firm, he returned to his first love — clay. In 2013 Patrick designed, built and established Clay Studio in Goleta, California, a ceramic studio where he works and shares his passion for clay with other ceramic enthusiasts by teaching and promoting ceramic arts in the community.