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Ruan Hoffmann. An artist by trade,Ruan Hoffmann has turned to working with ceramics over the past 14 years. He uses the three-dimensional surfaces of plates, bowls, tile panels and small sculptures as canvasses for his icon-like images. His art is often infused with personal concerns about identity and sexuality.
Ruan Hoffman's plate. That plate is called ‘The Dawn Chorus’. It was the strangest thing but our first morning in Amsterdam was dead quiet – I’m so used to a full dawn chorus at my home in Johannesburg. I only heard birds in the Vondelpark, so I made this plate because I missed them.