Charity Hofert’s work is charming and colorful. Her pottery makes a bright and welcoming addition to any table. Primarily working in white earthenware and stoneware allows Charity access to the full rainbow of colors. Charity’s work is inspired by her travels and the fabric and color palate she has experienced.
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Charity Hofert at MudFire
Solo Show Charity Hofert, April 2013
Charity Hofert Artist Bio
Charity Hofert grew up in Portland, Maine. She graduated from the University of Southern Maine with a BFA in ceramics in 1997. After college, Charity worked in many art-related jobs; as an assistant to a stone mason, in a pottery studio, painting murals and working with a jeweler before she began pursuing her own art full-time. After some refresher pottery classes at a local art studio in Atlanta, she began working in clay again and started to create pieces that she sold at art and craft shows. Since that time, she has continued to share her work in many shows and in regional galleries and shops. She was the featured artist at the Yellow Daisy Festival in Stone Mountain Park in 2011. She continues to work as a studio potter and painter in her home studio in Atlanta, Georgia.
Charity Hofert Artist Statement
My work is, more than anything, an exploration and celebration of color and texture. I am entranced by the way a line moves across a surface and can divide a piece into dynamic sections, or how the application or removal of a bit of clay or paint from one area can create a dramatic focal point. I am enchanted by combinations of color that can cause one other vibrate. I love the tactile nature of clay and the ability to affect changes on its surface with different tools and methods; scraping and scratching onto it, carving away areas, smoothing and burnishing others. I love to paint and enjoy creating clay pieces that are canvases for colorful imagery and decoration.
Much of my inspiration comes from nature and my work often features images that seem botanical or biological in nature. I have also been greatly influenced by my travels and the colors and patterns that I have seen in the arts and handicrafts of people and places that I have visited. My goal is to create work that is both functional and beautiful and that brings joy and delight to its user/viewer.