Hala Matta was born in Beirut in 1970. After 20 fruitful years in the corporate world, she decides to pursue a career as a ceramicist. Trained in the studio of master ceramicists Nathalie Khayat and Nevil Salha, she opens her own studio in 2015. She attended several advanced workshops in Europe. Currently, Matta is an assistant to ceramicist Samar Mogharbel at LAU. She is a firm believer in developing local craftsmanship and vernacular artistic productions. She lives and works in Beirut, Lebanon.