Coille Hooven

born New York City 1939
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Also known as
  • Coille McLaughlin Hooven
New York, New York, United States
Active in
  • Berkeley, California, United States
  • American

Coille Hooven “knew from the age of two” that she wanted to become an artist. She graduated from the University of Illinois, Urbana, in 1962, and in 1970 moved to Berkeley, California, where she fell in with a lively group of artists led by ceramics master Peter Voulkos. Voulkos and his circle taught Hooven to think of ceramics as another kind of sculpture. Childhood fables, lessons, and memories inspire Hooven’s dinnerware and sculptures, which are often finished with the blue-and-white glazes of traditional Chinese and European ceramics.