Tom Hoffman is an artist and faculty at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He is a potter and a designer that focuses in clay and ceramics as his preferred material. "Clay has the ability to be stretched and compressed right in front of my eyes and in one sense it can be recycled and made into another thing. Later, the porcelain material will be fired and made permanent." Clay is physical and grand yet approachable and accessible. For Art Prize this year, I plan to take some of the conceptual premises that I often explore in my functional and utilitarian work and reconcile this language in a large sculptural work. It will be presented as a large woven tapestry of translucent tiles. The tiles will start as 8.5" x 11" in their wet state, the same size as a sheet of paper, and will be transformed in the kiln and assembled together. Keep an eye out for "ClayScape" at Art Prize this year.
Tom's ArtPrize Entries
These are Tom's official ArtPrize entries from this year and past years.