James Haggerty was born in Mathuen, MA, and ceramics became his passion early after taking a class in school when he was thirteen. Soon thereafter, he bought his first kiln.

When he was 15, James was the youngest student to take Vivika Heino's glaze calculation class. After high school James worked for Santa Barbara Ceramic Design where he formulated glazes and managed production.

He then attended the California of Arts and Crafts and Otis Parson's Art Institute, where he received his BFA. He went on to attend Long Beach State University, where he taught ceramics and worked on his masters.

He later relocated back to Santa Barbara, where he formed a pottery business with his wife, Linda. James is well known for his finely crafted forms, sculptures, and his mastery of glaze chemistry.

His work has been displayed in prominent galleries, and was featured in the motion picture, "Ghost."



Linda Haggerty was born in Washington, D.C., and developed a love for art early on, with a special interest in drawing and painting, which became a childhood passion.

By the time she graduated from High School, Linda knew that she wanted to have a career as an artist, and attended Santa Barbara community college, where she took a ceramics class and fell in love with the medium, and worked in the production dept. at a local pottery company, called, "Santa Barbara Ceramic Design, where she met her husband, James. 

She transferred to the University of California at Santa Barbara, where she received her BA in Studio Art with an emphasis in ceramics. Upon graduating, Linda started a business creating custom hand-painted tile called, "Santa Barbara Tileworks", and several years later, formed a new business with James called, "Haggerty Ceramics", creating vessels and sculptures, and marrying his forms and glazes with her masterful surface decorations.

Her work has been displayed in many galleries across the nation, and is in many prominent private collections.