RickHoffmanPottery

Funny pottery and handmade ceramic tiles

Cincinnati, Ohio · 23 Sales

RickHoffmanPottery

Funny pottery and handmade ceramic tiles

Cincinnati, Ohio 23 Sales On Etsy since 2014

0 out of 5 stars
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Announcement   I have been making pottery for over 30 years. After 20 years of making traditional porcelain and stoneware pots, I decided to turn my attention to making funny pots. The world can never have too many funny pots.

The images on my handmade tiles and pots are the result of many hours of digital manipulation. I edit one-hundred-year-old postcards, vintage magazine images, my own drawings, and stencils before adding the text that is dictated by the voices in my head. Often, the text is a double entendre, leaving the interpretation to the viewer.

Once created, the images are printed onto decals and adhered to a finished pot. The pot then goes through an additional firing to 2000 degrees to set the image into the glaze. This means that each piece goes through the kiln a total of three times instead of the usual two.

With a longer-than-normal ceramic process, there are additional chances that something will go wrong. That always needs to be considered when viewing the successful pieces.

Variations in glaze and texture are normal parts of the process and should not be looked upon as defects (but you already knew that).

Marked with studio name "Hoffman" & "Covington Clay " (your pot connection)

Announcement

I have been making pottery for over 30 years. After 20 years of making traditional porcelain and stoneware pots, I decided to turn my attention to making funny pots. The world can never have too many funny pots.

The images on my handmade tiles and pots are the result of many hours of digital manipulation. I edit one-hundred-year-old postcards, vintage magazine images, my own drawings, and stencils before adding the text that is dictated by the voices in my head. Often, the text is a double entendre, leaving the interpretation to the viewer.

Once created, the images are printed onto decals and adhered to a finished pot. The pot then goes through an additional firing to 2000 degrees to set the image into the glaze. This means that each piece goes through the kiln a total of three times instead of the usual two.

With a longer-than-normal ceramic process, there are additional chances that something will go wrong. That always needs to be considered when viewing the successful pieces.

Variations in glaze and texture are normal parts of the process and should not be looked upon as defects (but you already knew that).

Marked with studio name "Hoffman" & "Covington Clay " (your pot connection)

Rick Hoffman

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Rick Hoffman

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cdietze1

cdietze1 on Dec 16, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful ornament. I ordered one last Christmas, and came back for another.

cdietze1

cdietze1 on Jan 6, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful handmade ornament. Shipped immediately, I had it within a day or two. I am extremely happy with this purchase.

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About

How, on earth, did I end up here?

I grew up in eastern Pennsylvania and had no experience with clay until I went away to college. It was there, at the College of William and Mary, that I realized my love of pottery and spent my final two years immersed in the ceramic studio. After graduating, I returned to PA and set up my own studio. It didn't take long until I starting teaching in that studio.

From there, I became an adjunct professor at a local community college and finally, in 2008, I opened a large pottery-teaching facility in Covington, Kentucky. My studio is about 10 blocks from downtown Cincinnati, OH.

If you are in the area, please call and come to my studio for a visit and a laugh. Here is where you will find me: www.CovingtonClay.com

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  • Rick Hoffman

    Owner, Designer, Lackey

    My pottery studio is about 10 blocks from downtown Cincinnati, Ohio. If you are in the area, please call and come to my studio for a visit and a laugh. Here is where you will find me: www.CovingtonClay.com

Shop policies

Last updated on October 2, 2014
If you love to laugh, you have come to the right place. If you have any doubts or questions about my pottery, please send a message and I'll be happy to help. I respond to inquiries quickly. I will also pack and ship your items as soon as possible. The sooner I get my pottery to you, the sooner you, your friends and family will be laughing.

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