NEIL HOFFMANN – CLAY – ROCK – FIRE
Neil Hoffmann lives and works in Reedy Marsh Tasmania, where he has worked with clay and fire for over forty years. Initially producing gas-fired tableware, Neil now fires wood burning kilns for the making of both sculptural and functional objects. Whole dolerite rocks from his immediate forested surrounds are frequently incorporated into fired works.
Between 1996 and 2001 Neil convened the Claydown Tasmania Summer School programs at his Reedy Marsh Pottery and in 2001 was awarded a MFAD from the University of Tasmania. In 2011 Neil convened the international Woodfire Tasmania event centred in his hometown Deloraine.
Since 2009 Neil has been represented in the National Gallery of Australia in Canberra Australian Art collection.