Jan Hoy

"Working in the abstract, I feel my work is free of reference and association. This lets me explore form uninhibited by traditional shapes, ideas, and expectations. Clay is my favorite medium, and all of my finished pieces start out as clay, even those made of bronze and steel. Building my sculptures in clay requires a slow and meditative process, one that is deeply satisfying to me. "

Jan Hoy works in clay, bronze, and steel. As both an additive and subtractive medium, clay allows her great flexibility in building her abstract sculptures. Adding a touch of the linear to her organic forms, Hoy finds the perfect counterpoint. She aspires to create forms that are satisfying in shape, simplicity, and balance, with the same sense of completion that a well-crafted lyric or story might have.

Jan Hoy's clay sculptures are hand built in stoneware. Each piece is unique and goes through a process of building, drying, firing, and finishing. The finishes Hoy uses are either an iron oxide or a blue patina. With certain forms, she creates a mold and casts them in bronze. Most forms are tabletop size. Others are scaled up to become larger outdoor pieces fabricated in steel.

Jan Hoy attended Washington State University for two years and then transferred to the University of Washington, where she earned a BFA with an emphasis on drawing and sculpture. Her university education served as a springboard for lifelong learning in the arts with professional work in fabric design, painting, and sculpture.

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Nine Crescents
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

by Jan Hoy
$ 1,200
$ 840
En Mode Graphique
Ceramic Sculpture

by Jan Hoy
$ 2,200
Leaflet
Ceramic Sculpture

by Jan Hoy
$ 2,800
Unlock
Ceramic Sculpture

by Jan Hoy
$ 1,300
Diamond Totem
Metal Sculpture

by Jan Hoy
$ 2,000
$ 1,600
Beads #5
Ceramic Sculpture

by Jan Hoy
$ 520
$ 416
Beads #3
Ceramic Sculpture

by Jan Hoy
$ 520
$ 416
Partial Eclipse
Ceramic Sculpture

by Jan Hoy
$ 1,300
$ 910
Currents
Ceramic Sculpture

by Jan Hoy
$ 900
$ 720
Beads #4
Ceramic Sculpture

by Jan Hoy
$ 520
$ 416
Resting Motion III
Ceramic Sculpture

by Jan Hoy
$ 2,500
$ 2,000
Twining
Ceramic Sculpture

by Jan Hoy
$ 800
$ 640
Convergence
Ceramic Sculpture

by Jan Hoy
$ 1,400
$ 1,120
Puzzle II
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

by Jan Hoy
$ 1,100
Nordic Arc
Metal Sculpture

by Jan Hoy
$ 8,500
Spire
Ceramic Sculpture

by Jan Hoy
$ 1,800
Bound III
Ceramic Sculpture

by Jan Hoy
$ 2,600
$ 2,080
Continuity
Ceramic Sculpture

by Jan Hoy
$ 1,500
Core
Ceramic Sculpture

by Jan Hoy
$ 2,200
Rings
Ceramic Sculpture

by Jan Hoy
$ 1,300
$ 910
Torso
Ceramic Sculpture

by Jan Hoy
$ 1,100
$ 880
Suspension
Ceramic Sculpture

by Jan Hoy
$ 900
$ 630
Offering
Ceramic Sculpture

by Jan Hoy
$ 800
$ 640
Sarcophagus
Ceramic Sculpture

by Jan Hoy
$ 2,800
Amulet
Ceramic Sculpture

by Jan Hoy
$ 1,600
Intersection II
Ceramic Sculpture

by Jan Hoy
$ 700
$ 490
Moon Shadow II
Ceramic Sculpture

by Jan Hoy
$ 600
$ 420
8-Up
Ceramic Sculpture

by Jan Hoy
$ 3,600
Monument Spiral II
Ceramic Sculpture

by Jan Hoy
$ 2,400
Cardinal Connection II
Bronze Sculpture

by Jan Hoy
$ 18,100
X's & O's
Ceramic Sculpture

by Jan Hoy
$ 700
$ 350
Hex
Ceramic Sculpture

by Jan Hoy
$ 700
$ 490
Undulating Disk
Bronze Sculpture

by Jan Hoy
$ 2,800
Monument Spiral
Bronze Sculpture

by Jan Hoy
$ 3,700
4-Up
Bronze Sculpture

by Jan Hoy
$ 1,900
Cradle
Ceramic Sculpture

by Jan Hoy
$ 800
$ 560
Bound, Variation on a Theme 1
Bronze & Ceramic Sculpture

by Jan Hoy
$ 3,800
Bound, Variation on a Theme 2
Bronze & Ceramic Sculpture

by Jan Hoy
$ 3,600
Bound, Variation on a Theme 3
Bronze & Ceramic Sculpture

by Jan Hoy
$ 4,200
Miniature #1
Ceramic Sculpture

by Jan Hoy
$ 480
$ 288
Miniature #3
Ceramic Sculpture

by Jan Hoy
$ 480
$ 288
Fan
Bronze Sculpture

by Jan Hoy
$ 650
$ 520
Selected Exhibitions & Awards
Contemporary Echoes Modern, La Conner, WA, Museum of Northwest Art, 2010
The First 30 Years: MoNA Collects, La Conner, WA, Museum of Northwest Art, 2011
Contemporary Abstractionists, Port Townsend, WA, Northwind Arts Center, 2016
Collections
Permanent Collection, Bainbridge Island Museum of Art, Bainbridge Island, WA, 2012
Permanent Collection, Museum of Northwest Art, La Conner, WA, 2010