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 Bonhams 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.
Wonders Of The Deep Blue Koi XS Vase Number 4 of 15
Inspiration behind the design; 'I was intrigued to learn the meanings attributed to different types of fish. In Japan Koi is a term for affection or love and symbolises friendship. I was immediately inspired to create a design that incorporated the wonderful flowing form of the Koi that would celebrate the beauty beneath the waves and also represent feelings that we hold close to our hearts.
I wanted the design to be highly detailed so each Koi has scales carefully created with lustre. In the design I also created a sense of motion by exploiting the contrast between the lighter coloured tails of the Koi and deep blue waters'.