In this new piece by the celebrated Canadian ceramicist Steven Heinemann the viewer is immediately drawn to the beautiful deep blue of the bowl’s interior. The exterior of this oval-shaped bowl has a smooth, matte black finish, a perfect contrast to its textured interior. In his studio in a converted barn in Cookstown, Ontario Heinemann creates unique organic-shaped vessels that re-define 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.