Heidi began her training at Yeovil College on the Art and Design course, it giving her a good foundation of skills with different art mediums. When she left college she was employed at Dennis Chinaworks in Somerset, initially to glaze pots and then moving on to become a decorator. Heidi loved the creativity of decorating and over the years progressed to the position of principal decorator. She feels privileged to know that some of her finest pieces of decoration have sold for thousands of pounds at Bohnams Auction House. Whilst decorating was exciting and fulfilling, Heidi's real passion was for designing - she felt like she was bursting with design ideas so began to create her own ceramic artwork.
All pieces are Limited Edition, made, thrown, decorated by Heidi in Somerset.
Celtic Birds Small Tower number 8 of 9
Inspiration 'I have always been intrigued by Celtic Artwork, particularly the intricacy of the knot patterns and their meaning. With this piece I wanted to adapt the knot work and create a fantasy bird.
Birds have many special meanings in folklore. One of the meanings attributed to them which interested me was that they are associated with new beginnings and the birth of spring.
With the Celtic Bird design my aim was to convey the natural world but through a slightly different lens like so many of the masters did in their works. I wanted to create a bird that had a few realistic attributes and I merged these with more fantastical features.