Hala Matta was born in Beirut in 1970. She lives between Beirut and Paris. She turned ceramist at a later stage of her life, after decades of working as a marketing director for Louis Vuitton in the Middle East. She learned the technique in different workshops around the world which also gave her an insight into the different traditions of ceramic work. Finally, she settled on the Japanese technique from the 16th century called Raku. This technique was mainly used to manufacture tea ceremony bowls; however, Hala Matta applies it to create her rustic and imperfect shaped ceramic art. She identifies herself as a sculptor. The final glaze applied on the surface is of different colours. There are never more than two-three colours used in one work which gives a clean and strong visual experience to the viewer. She has been exhibiting around the world.