Born and raised in Havre, Montana, Brittney Hofer is a BFA Candidate at The University of Montana, focusing in ceramics and sculpture. This past year, she has been accepted into two juried shows and was selected for the Art Criticism Award. She has interned at the Clay Studio of Missoula as an Outreach Intern in the summer of 2015. She is currently involved in UMECA (University of Montana Emerging Ceramics Artists) a student group that facilitates juried shows and helps students raise money for conferences and educational trips.
In my work I explore the metaphysical connections that humans share, emphasizing those created by relationships – family, partner, friend, etc., – and the involuntary urge we all share for companionship. Through my use of string, I allude to the tension that is created and lost through such connections, which allows me to visually create line, direction, and tension between each object. Using clay and stone, I create organic forms that abstractly allude to the figure through their interactions with one another.