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Christopher Hoppin is a sculptor, teacher, philanthropist, husband and father of three adorable pups. He works out of his studio in North Tacoma. His work is in multiple museum collections and the White House Collection.

Christopher's work captures his whimsy, love of color and "don't take yourself so seriously" attitude.  As an artist and teacher, Christopher develops his witty visual commentary with the help of his brilliant wife, imaginative students and the stunning environment of the Puget Sound. 

Everything from middle school gossip to historic religious wars gives him inspiration.  He works in a variety of mediums including clay, steel, wood, found objects, beads, glass, gems, and virtually anything else that catches his fancy. 

Christopher is currently an art teacher at Charles Wright Academy (Tacoma, WA). Previously he was co-founder & instructor at DART Art Center and a volunteer teacher at Hilltop Artist Glass Hot Shop also in Tacoma.

He taught painting & sculpture at Western Heights Upper School ( Rotorua, New Zealand). He was a visiting artist of ceramic sculpture at Quay School of Fine Arts (Wanganui, N.Z.) and painting & sculpture professor at Rangitahi College (Murupara, N.Z.) He also taught ceramic sculpture for 4 years at the Progressive Arts Society (Rotorua, N.Z.)

Christopher received Bachelor of Fine Arts & Art Education K-12 degrees from Montana State University.