Barbara Hoffman hand throws these perfect bowls, glazed in tan, yellow and pops of green.
About the Artist
My 40 years of work in pottery is mostly in high, gas fired, reduction stoneware, though at times, I have also worked in wood-fire, salt glaze, porcelain, earthenware and Raku.
Combining form with function, as well as my values as an artist, I am eager to make useful objects that might enhance the user's everyday life in some way. As with most artists, I am inspired by nature, natural earth pigments, texture and design elements common to ancient cultures world wide. I am honored to work in a medium that dates back to Neolithic cultures, when women made the cooking pots, the storage jars and the richly decorated ritual vessels, strong expressions of artistic humanity.
I hope that I will always be experimenting with the many variables of clay, glaze chemistry and firing, thereby continuing my long self-education, and interest in ceramics.