Marshall Blair's interest in pottery originated from his years as a chef, and in his restaurants. Not able to find plates and dishes in the sizes he wanted, or with the handmade character he was looking for, he decided to make his own. He put together his own small production studio, and invited a few other potters to share and help fill up that first gas kiln. More and more potters appeared, and The Pottery Studio at our first location in Atwater Village was established, soon becoming home to over 200 potters and offering daily classes. That location remains the production studio for Marshall's line of dinnerware, which is in circulation in some of our favorite restaurants, and in our own homes.