In a world of sameness, Hofman Studios offers you something truly unique. Asheville Artist Michael Hofman combines lace, a fragile memory of days gone by, with the stone-like strength of porcelain to create objects that will be cherished for generations to come.


People have been using objects to create patterns in clay for centuries. Most artists today use things found in nature, such as sea shells or leaves in making their work. I find the patterns and endless variety of lace irresistible. In addition to the use of lace, our choice of clay adds our uniqueness. By using quality porcelain clay, we are able to craft pieces with a defined elegance of thinness and lightness but still have a profound structural integrity. Finally our glazes dress each piece in a cornucopia of colors. We blend our own glazes to dazzle the eyes, blanketing every piece in a spectrum of colors. Whether drawing from our vast collection of lace or using others’ treasured family heirlooms, each piece is crafted to become a distinctive object without equal.