"The pots I make are an exploration of how sculptural form, function and simplicity can exist in the everyday, utilitarian object.
The soft slab, hand building process is a direct reference to the construction of old-timey, worn tin ware. Surface created through wood firing helps evoke a sense of nostalgia, creating a dialogue of memory between user and maker through everyday use."
Heather began her study of clay as a metal student at Kootenay School of the Arts in Nelson, BC. This study and constant reference to metal continues in her hand-built soft slab, wood fired ceramics. She is interested in the development of relationship created by placement and repetition, and the use of functional ceramics to create sculptural works. Heather has participated in residencies, given workshops and lectures and has exhibited her work across Canada and the United States.