Originally a painter of murals and trompe l'oeil, Steve Hoppough started studying ceramics under Jay Gogin at the Florida Keys Community College in 1998. He has also studied with Peter Voulkos, Paul Sodner, Robert Pipenburg, and Peter Callas. These artists with their different techniques and styles made Steve realize that there are endless possibilities of what he could do with clay.
Steve is mostly a hand builder and a sculptor. He likes to work in two and three dimensional forms, which is also reflected in his murals. His firing methods include raku, woodfire, and stoneware. Stebe will pick a theme and then build a few pieces on that theme; such as whimsical, realism, or fantasy. The pieces will all be related, but all different. Steve takes inspiration from the beauty of nature in the Florida Keys.
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