Welcome to the Full Moon Studio & Gallery, and home
of the Original Pawprints
In 1974, we arrived in the seaside village of Morro Bay, California
with a plan to open a working pottery studio and gallery. Ross
had been working in clay since 1967 and Hedy, since 1970. We
found a defunct laundromat which was perfect for a pottery studio.
It took lots of elbow grease, but we were on our way.
we are active members in SLO county's art community. Ross previously
taught ceramics at Cuesta College and through San Luis Obispo
Adult Education. We, both, participate in Career Day demos at
local high schools and volunteer teaching ceramics at
Morro Elementary School. Students began asking for private lessons.
The demand became so great that we started offering evening pottery
classes at the Full Moon Studio in Morro Bay, California.
in clay became our life, and we were determined to be successful.
We filled our gallery with our sculptures and functional
art by local artists on the Central Coast.
Then, the Original
born. These ceramic impressions of hands and feet have brought
customers back because they are the perfect gifts for family
and friends. So perfect, in fact, that local
groups and schools use them for FUNdraisers! We have clients
who have returned so often that they have, literally, become
friends. Some clients travel long miles to have ceramic prints
taken at the Full Moon because of our reputation for quality.
We like what we do, and we take pride in doing it. (If you live
outside of our home area, you could be trained to
do ceramic impressions of hands and feet!)
Again, welcome to our studio and gallery,
Ross and Hedy Hale
the difference experience makes. more »
• Full Moon
Pottery Studio & Gallery •
• Sculpture Instruction
• Raku • Scultpture • Wheel
Throwing & Handbuilding Techniques •
• Baby's and Children's
Handprints Captured in Clay •
• Own Your Own Ceramic Handprint
• Training Workshops for
Making Ceramic Impressions of Children's Handprints •