Hoffman is a University of Oregon graduate and received a teaching
assistantship for his post-graduate at University of Iowa. He also spent time
teaching and lecturing at the University of Oregon, Portland State, and several other
western colleges and universities.
After his British lecture tour, he accepted a teaching position at the Glasgow School of
Art. While in Great Britain, he met Bernard Leach and fired with Michael Cardew in
his famous wood-fired kiln. During his travels, P.K. has worked with all the great
potters of the "American Revolution in Clay." Upon returning to America he
taught, conducted hundreds of pottery workshops, has held numerous exhibits at museums,
colleges, and galleries throughout the U.S.
Currently P.K. resides near The Dalles with his wife Evelyn and daughter Pearl.
After building his studio and kilns on Mill Creek, he began concentrating on raku and
wood-fired salt. Over the past 27 years, he and his students have been and
continue to fire their creations there at his studio.