Priscilla Hoback, Artist Of The Desertscape

For a time the studio may be full of white deer, and then those fade out. As work on another idea begins, I am in a land of herons or antelope, thinking their thoughts.    –Priscilla Hoback, Living Clay

  Photo courtesy of Priscilla Hoback's website

Photo courtesy of Priscilla Hoback's website

Priscilla Hoback worked as an artist in New Mexico for more than half a century — her hands in clay and desert earth. A native Santa Fean, Hoback used the wild clays and natural pigments from around her farm in Galisteo, New Mexico, to create pottery and stoneware murals. Inspired by her garden, horses, and the wilderness around her home, Hoback’s work is expressive and playful, original and timeless, contemporary and primal.