Meet the Maker
Passionate Creator Of Functional Art, Working To Make A Difference.
Hi, I'm Andi, the hands behind Hoff the Grid Goods. I am a queer artist (she/they) making nature-inspired ceramics with gratitude on unceded Lekwungen territory. I am a one human small business and every piece you purchase started from a ball of clay. I create every design myself, make my own glazes, photograph, pack, and ship each item with love and care.
I took my first pottery class in 2013 and fell in love with the unlimited potential of clay and the very messy creative process that comes with it. After lots of drop-in community studio time, I branched out on my own in April 2019 and have been working out of a small studio in Victoria, BC ever since.
Before I decided to pursue ceramics full time, I studied Biology, Environmental Science, and Conservation at school. It was through these programs while living on the west coast, that I developed immense passion for protecting all the amazing wildlife and habitats in the coastal temperate rainforest here in BC, and the communities that so heavily depend on their protection. I am working to connect my love of nature with my love of art and activism through this platform and am so grateful to meet other like minded folks.
I wanted to create a space that allows me to pursue my creative dreams, while also giving back to communities that are working towards a more sustainable future, for us and for Mother Earth. Each month, partial proceeds from every order go directly to an initiative or organization that focuses on social justice, animal justice, or environmental justice. It is important to me that my art has a purpose: to bring a little bit of joy to your life when you use each piece, and also to bring some support to people and spaces that need it. Welcome to Hoff the Grid Goods and I am so grateful that you chose to follow along in my journey. To learn about the initiatives each order has helped support, follow @hoffthegridgoods on Instagram and tap on the "Causes" story highlight.
Photo by @bright_photo