Long Beach, CA

Diana Adams, founder of SampleHAUS, started her ceramic journey at Cal State Dominguez Hills in 2005, and is now a full-time potter working in Long Beach, California. Her work is eclectic, graphic, and colorful; finding inspiration in African tribal markings, and color/geometric nods from the Bauhaus movement. She has had opportunities to work with Tia Mowry x Etsy in a home line collaboration, sells her work on West Elm online store, and thrives to build the black ceramic community on social media.

Images of Work


Sgraffito on bright colored underglaze and over glaze

Favorite Products

I started using Speedball orange bats before I even knew what speedball was. Then I was introduced to their underglazes, Melon is my favorite color. It's smooth, bright, and fun, just like me!