Beatrice Hoffman grew up in Germany and studied sculpture at the Norwich School of Art from 1986-9. She is based near Oxford and works mostly in solid and coiled clay, creating sculptures both figurative and abstract to be cast in bronze ( resin), varying in height between 25 and 230 cm. With her sculptures, Beatrice wants to achieve a certain degree of simplicity and abstraction. Some of her ideas for sculptures derive from her other career as an arts educator and therapist, which makes her very aware of the psychological and expressive potential of sculptures. Beside sculptures for the domestic and garden environment, she has been working in polystyrene and plaster on a larger scale (2013-14 as part of an artist-in-residency at the Chenderit School), suitable for either garden or a a more public setting.