Al Hoeksema

Al Hoeksema in his pottery studio.Al Hoeksema has lived in the San Antonio area since the age of five. He was graduated from Central Catholic High School in downtown San Antonio on 1987. In 1992, he was graduated from the University of Texas at San Antonio with a Bachelors of Fine Arts degree, with a concentration in ceramics under Professor Steve Reynolds. After graduation he became employed at a local pottery where he learned the skills to begin his own business.

Jeni Hoeksema was born in McMinnville, Oregon. She has been a freelance artist all of her life. She has done illustrations for various businesses over the years. She now enjoys carving and illustrating on pottery that Al throws on the wheel.

In 1995 Al and Jeni met and over time discovered they should start their own pottery and art studio. They built and started their business in 2000 in the Texas Hill Country town of Spring Branch, which is located about 30 miles north of San Antonio. Together they produce a line of functional pottery and one of a kind art pieces.