La Bouche

More Works By Steven Heinemann Ceramic 2023
11 × 26 × 8.5 in 27.94 × 66.04 × 21.59 cm

About La Bouche

It is a striking piece. Steven Heinemann’s wall mounted ceramic sculpture has a bold fluid organic form and equally bold colour—deep red. Called “La Bouche” which means mouth in French, the shape of this ceramic piece resembles a mouth, wrapped in bright white. The much-celebrated ceramicist’s work has redefined the limits of ceramic art. The artist revealed he had recently re-watched the dark film, “The Joker’ and found it quite moving. Inspiration?

“I was looking for a rethinking and placing it on the wall offered that. Once on the wall, the red space may not read as concave till viewed up close and that illusion can create a feeling of an open space (yes, including a mouth).” Steven Heinemann

He earned an MFA from Alfred University, NY in 1983 and has taught in Canada and the US. Since his first solo exhibition in 1982 at the Ontario Crafts Council, he has exhibited continuously. 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.