Santa Barbara Design Studio

A Letter From Ray Markow

Dear SBDS customer,

When I started the little pottery studio called Santa Barbara Ceramic Design in my garage in 1976, I never dreamed that it would grow into Santa Barbara Design Studio, and sell nearly half a billion dollars worth of product over 40 years!

It is an immense pleasure to be part of the wonderful group of artists, employees, suppliers, salespeople and retailers who made this happen. However, as I approach my 65th birthday, I have decided to turn my attention to family and personal pursuits, and will be closing the doors of Santa Barbara Design Studio effective July 15 2015.

We are still in stock (for the time being) on most items and will continue to ship until July 1. However, I do urge you to get your orders in immediately to avoid being disappointed! If needed you can locate your OneCoast Territory Manager by going to or calling 866-592-5514. You may also place your order on the website. Your OneCoast Territory Manager will be glad to provide you with inventory availability and can help expedite your order.

Happily, our various licensed giftware lines are still selling like crazy, and the licenses we hold will be transferred to various major giftware companies. You can expect announcements from their respective new licensees this summer. In the meantime we are still proudly represented by the OneCoast Organization up until July 1.

Thank you so much for your support and for 40 years of amazing times!

Kind Regards,
Ray Markow
Owner, CEO

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