The British born Hooper came to Texas as a physicist and morphed into an ceramicist after a stint in Austin. He started his career in science and engineering, but was called to arts. He uses elegant white stoneware bodies that have been hand thrown, then applies rich glazes and overlapping glaze combination to create surfaces with that have a luxurious flow of depth, color, and texture. His functional work is food, dishwasher, and microwave safe. Prices are $20 – $250.