Sam Hall British, b. 1967
Sam Hall defies definitions by deliberately obscuring the function and form of the works. In recent years, he has developed a method where he hand-throws a cylinder in stoneware clay, which is then cut and reshaped to become a flat-sided oval shape. His large stoneware vessels become his canvases which he gilds, sprinkles, tags and adorns. Hall's work thus moves throughout history, from cave paintings, to abstract art and graffiti, but at all times rooted in the ancient ceramic tradition of St Ives.
Sam Hall (b. 1967) lives and works in St Ives, Cornwall, United Kingdom. He is a graduate of Harrogate College of Art and Design and Loughborough College of Art and Design. His work has been shown in many galleries in the United Kingdom, the United States, Belgium, the Netherlands, Ireland and Denmark. The exhibition "The stars, they are" was Sam Hall's first in Sweden.