Sam Hall

‘Flat form’
W.26cm H.33cm
‘Flat form II’
W.26cm H.30cm
W.37cm H.36cm
[tab:biography] Sam Hall is originally from West Yorkshire and now lives and works in St Ives Cornwall. He has been making pots since 1995 and exhibits within the UK, Europe and USA.

Essentially a potter by training he manages to extract a deeply involved and descriptive quality to his ceramics. Each piece starts as a simple form, a surface is then built up using slips, oxides and glazes, often being worked many times over. The use of scored lines, random marks and a sombre palette help to create a tension where drawing and form cohabit together.


1985 / 87
Harrogate College of Art and Design
BTEC National Diploma Ceramics

1987 / 90
Loughborough College of Art and Design
BA Honours Ceramics

Exhibitions / Galleries

1996 / 2006
Go West, Cork Street Gallery, London Selfridges, London Olympia Art Fair/Milne & Moller London Art Fair/Lemon Street Gallery P&O Ferries/Elstone Hayes Associates Cill Railiag Project, South West Ireland Gallery The Yard, Netherlands
Frank Steyaert Gallery, Ghent, Belgium Ceramic Art London 2006

2007 / 2012
Danish Connection, Jutland Denmark British Potters, Kate Chertavian Fine Arts, USA
(It’s) What’s on the outside that matters? Newport Museum & Art Gallery, Wales Lyne Strover Gallery, Cambridge
Milne and moller20/21 London

Taos Clay New Mexico, USA
ArthousE1 London

Lyne Strover Gallery, Cambridge

Lyne Strover Gallery, Cambridge

The stars they are. Berg Gallery, Stockholm

ClayAkar Iowa City IA Yunomi Invitational


Ceramic Review Issue no 213, May/June 2005 Keramisch Magazine, Klei. November 2006 Galleries Magazine, December 2007
World of Interiors. November 1999 Galleries Magazine. Dec. 2007
Ceramics Art & Perception. September 2011 Contemporary Ceramics. Emmanuel Cooper 2009