Neil Hoffmann lives in Tasmania Australia where he has worked with clay and fire since 1981. Initially producing gas-fired tableware, Neil now fires wood burning kilns to make both sculptural and functional objects. Whole dolerite rocks from his immediate forested surrounds are frequently incorporated into fired works.

Between 1996 and 2001 Neil convened the Claydown Tasmania Summer School programs at his Reedy Marsh Pottery. In 2001 he was awarded a MFAD from the University of Tasmania, and in 2009 his work was acquired for the Australian Art Collection of the National Gallery of Australia.