SAN FRANCISCO, USA

Collection: JUSTIN HOFFMAN

ARTIST STATEMENT

Justin Hoffman (b.1974) is an American ceramic artist and painter based in the San Francisco Bay Area. His work constantly shifts between sculpture, vessel, and three-dimensional objects, and is heavily influenced by the ceramic artists in Japan. Hoffman approaches each piece as he would a blank canvas, ensuring layers of depth and texture. Each piece is hand built and each form is created spontaneously in the moment. He currently works out of his private studio in Lafayette, CA.

Biography

 

JUSTIN HOFFMAN
  • Ancient Modernism - Vessel No. 3
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    Ancient Modernism - Vessel No. 3

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  • Ancient Modernism - Vessel No. 5
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    Ancient Modernism - Vessel No. 5

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  • Ancient Modernism - Vessel No. 6
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    Ancient Modernism - Vessel No. 6

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  • Ancient Modernism - Vessel No. 4
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    Ancient Modernism - Vessel No. 4

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About JUSTIN HOFFMAN

My journey started about 17 years ago in Chicago when I started first collecting mid-century modern furniture. After a few years of collecting I realized, that this is what really got me excited.

I became very savvy at finding rare pieces which eventually propelled me into quitting my day job and doing this full-time. I decided to move to Northern California, where my best friend and his family put me up while I got my self established in the Bay Area, and eventually opened my first modern shop in Berkeley.

Being constantly surrounded and inspired by incredible design and art, I decided to get back  to my artistic side and start painting again. Coming from a family with artists on both sides, I felt like it was my destiny to become an artist. 

By 2017 I closed my business and pursued art full time. Shortly after this I found ceramics. As soon as my hands hit the clay for the first time, I knew I would have a very hard time going back to painting. 

Now six years in, that has proven true. I have a deep connection with clay that goes back before my life as I know it. Possibly another life prior. Whatever it is, it’s here to stay.