Working from a converted barn near the charming village of Cookstown, Ontario Canadian ceramicist, Steven Heinemann continues to create uniquely beautiful bowls. Afterlife #2 is oval- shaped in a smooth, glossy jet-black finish. The bowl’s interior in a textured cloud-like gray and white pattern creates a striking contrast and invites the viewer to gaze into the piece. Heinemann is known for exploring the natural world and its ancient history and in so doing has re-defined the limits of ceramic art.
“While you might say the bowl has this inherent modesty, it also offers a kind of theatre in which space can be activated, or some event takes place. In my case that seems to be tied to phenomena, pattern, somewhere between organic growth and geologic event.” Steven Heinemann
He earned an MFA from Alfred University, NY in 1983 and has taught in Canada and the US. Heinemann has exhibited continuously since his first solo exhibition at the Ontario Crafts Council in 1982. Heinemann's work is held in museums the world over. He has received many national and international awards including the Saidye Bronfman Award, Canada’s highest recognition of achievement in contemporary craft.