Born in Hull, Quebec, and based out of Campbell's Bay, Clément Hoeck is a ceramic artist and cabinetmaker who creates utilitarian and decorative stoneware and porcelain ceramics and furniture crafted from local and exotic wood.
His ceramic style is notably influenced by his exposure to the culture and history of South Korea while residing there from 2003 to 2005, and again in 2010. The many glazes he uses are of Korean, Chinese, and Japanese origin and fired to 1285 Celsius. He focuses on form and its stand-alone elegance when designing his pieces.
Clément was introduced to the potter’s wheel while completing a fine arts program at the Cegep de l’Outaouais in 1996. He went on to study the craft of ceramics while working in various cabinet making shops in Montréal. He obtained a vocational degree from Montréal’s Centre de Céramique Bonsecours in 1998 and further technical training in cabinetry and architectural millwork from l’École Québécoise du Meuble et du Bois Ouvré in 2003.
Clément continues the tradition of pottery-making by providing lessons to the public. He has participated in the Pontiac Artists’ Studio Tour since 2009, as well as many other regional shows and exhibitions.