Barbara Hoffman / Mug

Barbara Hoffman / Mug


Barbara Hoffman of Occidental Pottery and Wood has been bringing her goods to Hand Goods since the store’s inception. Hoffman’s pottery, ranging from mugs, to platers, to sculpted vases, has become a beloved part of our store.

These mugs are among our favorite glaze pattern Hoffman does. Colors from peachy pink, bright and textured turquoise, and matte yellow combine to create an artful surface that reminds us of spring, new blooms, and the laid back vibes here in Northern California. Enjoy your morning cup or your evening something in these beautiful mugs. Each mug is handmade and hand glazed, color and size variations will occur.

Dishwasher and microwave safe.

4 inches inches tall, 3 inch opening, and a nice round bottom.

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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.