Abby Hoffman began working with clay in the mid-1970’s. Tile-making and a deep interest in the history and usefulness of tiles took root after studying at Henry Chapman Mercer’s Moravian Pottery and Tile works in Doylestown, PA, at New York’s Parsons School of Design, at the Art School of the Aegean in Samos, Greece, and in programs of the Tile Heritage Foundation. She studied classical mosaic technique in Ravenna, Italy.
In 1996, she opened Sacred Tile, a studio specializing in decorative tile art.
Abby was commissioned to design and create tiles for “Uncommon Clay” an exhibit on New Jersey’s Terra Cotta industry curated by the Middlesex County Cultural and Heritage Commission in 2002. In 2006 she had a one person art show, “Waking the Heart” at Chapin School in Lawrenceville, NJ.
Abby's passion is creating custom tile installations for home and community. She has created public art in New Brunswick New Jersey. Her home and its tile flourishes was featured in NJ Monthly September 2013.
Much of Abby's current work is commissioned. Her most recent piece is pictured in a slide show on this site: "The Creating of a Restaurant Mural".
Ten percent of Sacred Tile sales go to non-profit service organizations to benefit humanity, animals, and the environment.