You can visit my website at hoeckpottery.com
or contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Born in Hull, Québec, I am a ceramic artist and cabinetmaker, dividing my time between working with clay and wood.
After being hooked on the potter’s wheel while finishing a fine arts program at the Cegep de l’Outaouais in 1996, I went on to study the craft of ceramics all the while working in various cabinet making shops in Montreal. I obtained a vocational degree from Montreal’s Centre de Céramique Bonsecours in 1998, as well as a College technical training in cabinetry and architectural millwork from l’École Québécoise du Meuble et du Bois Ouvré in 2003.
From 2003 to 2005 and again in 2010 I stayed in South Korea, where I soaked in all I could of their unique and historic ceramic culture. I create utilitarian and decorative ceramics as well as furniture crafted from local and exotic woods.
Located in Campbell’s Bay, I also offer pottery lessons covering all aspects of throwing on the wheel. I primarily work with high fire stoneware and porcelain. Form and its stand-alone elegance are what I am after with my pottery. The many glazes I use are of Korean, Chinese and Japanese origin fired to 1285 Celsius.
I have been a participating artist in the Pontiac Artists’ Studio Tour since 2009 and take part in many shows and exhibitions throughout the year.
My favourite maple memory:
Holding in my hands a Japanese stoneware tea bowl filled with Quebec sortilege liquor during the Holiday Season. Second to that is maple syrup on homemade Belgian waffles.