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Contact Details

Studio: Studio 208, Riverside Business Centre, Haldane Place, Bendon Valley, London, UK, SW18 4UQ. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 (0)20 77380813
Fax: +44 (0)20 77380813
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Web-site: www.ceramart.net
Availability: By appointment only.
Joined on: 2007-04-05
Last Updated: 2014-09-14

Artists Statement

Artists Statement

Originally trained as a painter Regina Heinz has established a national and international reputation for her “pillow-like” ceramic sculptures and wall panels. Although essentially abstract, dealing with form, volume, line and colour, her work displays an organic and sensual quality reminiscent of the undulating "landscape" of a body.

Constructed from soft slabs of clay the pieces enclose an expanding space and are informed and inspired both by the mountainous landscapes of her native Austria and the rhythm and repetitive patterns in modern urban architecture.

Geometric designs contrast with the tactile clay surfaces and are brushed on in vibrant ceramic colours to emphasise the underlying forms and to add depth and intensity to the coloured surface.

Regina Heinz creates contemporary ceramic sculpture that enhances both cooperate environments and private modern living spaces. Her new series of slip cast wall panels is designed to fit site specific requirements.

Current / Future Events

Current / Future Events

Syon Park : Decorex International 2014
September 21, 2014 to September 24, 2014

Habitat Centre : International Ceramics Exhibition in New Delhi
November 24, 2014 to November 30, 2014

Current Work

Current Work

Contemporary ceramic sculpture and slip cast wall panels for private and public spaces.

Work generally available from:

Contemporary Ceramics, 7 Marshall Street, London W1F 7EH
Corman Arts, 24 Daleham Gardens, London NW3 5DA
Adrian Sassoon, 14 Rutland Gate, London SW7 1BB
Eton Applied Arts, 81 High Street Eton, Windsor, Berks SL4 6AF
Rufford Craft Centre, Rufford Country Park, Ollerton, Nottinghamshire NG22 9DF
Roger Billcliffe Gallery, 134 Blythswood Street, Glasgow G2 4EL
Broomhill Sculpture Gardens, Muddiford Road, Barnstaple, EX31 4EX, England
Lund Gallery, Alne Road, Easingwold, North Yorkshire, YO61 3PA

Technical Information

Technical Information

Hand built ceramic sculpture using soft slab construction. Slabs of clay are rolled out, manipulated and shaped while still soft and joined when leather hard.

A dry Lithium glaze and ceramic colours are brushed on in layers after the first firing. Multiple glaze firings take place in an electric kiln at 1035 C.

Career Background

Career Background

Regina Heinz is an award-winning ceramicist, best known for the "pillow" forms she creates as individual abstract sculptures or as part of a wall panel series. Born in Austria, she studied Fine Art and Ceramics in Vienna, Geneva and London and has worked from her ceramics studio in South London since 1998. A resident in the UK from 1989, Regina Heinz received funding from the Crafts Council to set up her workshop. She is a Crafts Council Selected Member and an elected Fellow of the Craft Potters Association of Great Britain.

Her work has been purchased by the National Art Collector's Fund and is held in various museums including the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge, England, the Potteries Museum and Art Gallery in Stoke on Trent, England, the International Ceramics Museum in Faenza, Italy and the Yingge County Ceramics Museum in Taipei, Taiwan. Regina Heinz works on private and public commissions. Projects include a site-specific installation of 9 wall panels for the Broomhill Sculpture Garden in Barnstaple, England and a 5 ft tall sculpture for Rufford Craft Centre, Nottingham, England.

Training and Membership

Training and Membership

Training:
MA, Site-spec.Sculpture Wimbledon School of Art 1993 - 1995
Post-grad. Diploma -Ceramics (Distinction) Goldsmith’s College, London 1989 - 1991
Diploma Ceramics London Guildhall University 1989 -1993
Diploma Ceramics Ecole Sup.d’Arts Appl,.Geneva 1988 - 1989
MA, Painting, German Literature Academy of Fine Art, University of Vienna, Vienna 1975 - 1981

Membership:
2007 September International Academy of Ceramics
2002 Crafts Council Selected Maker Index
2005 Fellow, Crafts Potters Association of Great Britain

 

Awards and Collections

Awards and Collections

Awards/Residencies:
2008 September, FuLe International Ceramic Art Museums, Fuping, China
2008 FuLe International Ceramic Art Museums, Fuping Pottery Village, Fuping, Shaanxi Province, China.
2006 Queensberry-Hunt Prize, Ceramic Art London 2006
2002 Adrian Sassoon Arts of the Kiln Award, Chelsea Crafts Fair, London
2002 Residency Cleveland Crafts Centre, Middlesbrough, England
2002 Residency Broomhill Art Hotel, Barnstaple, Devon, England
2000 Residency Rufford Ceramic Centre, Nottinghamshire, England
1999 Scholarship, International Ceramic Studio; Kecskemét, Hungary
1999 Prize Town of Vénissieux; Biennal de Ceràmica, Manises, Spain
1998 Setting Up Grant, Crafts Council, Great Britain
1992 Travel Grant, Arts Council Upper Austria, Linz, Austria

Collections:
2005 Cleveland Crafts Centre, Middlesbrough, England
2004 Taipei County Yingge Ceramics Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
2003 The Potteries Museum and Art Gallery, Stoke on Trent, England
2002 Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, England
2001 Collection Museo Internazionale delle Ceramiche, Faenza, Italy
1999 Collection Museu de Ceràmica, Manises, Spain
1998 Art Collection Austrian Government, Vienna, Austria

Selected Publications

Selected Publications

Articles, catalogues:
November 2007 Mels Brom: Dekoratietechnieken: Regina Heinz, article Klei Magazine
2007 David Jones: “Firing”, The Crowood Press Ltd., Marlborough , p.33.110-111
2008 Coll Minogue: Slab built Ceramics, The Crowood Press Ltd., Marlborough
May/June 2006 “Aerial Landscapes”, Ceramic Review, article, p.20-24
December 2005 “Of Beauty and Abstraction”, Ceramics Art and Perception, article, p.16-19
2003 Regina Heinz, catalogue, Museums&Galleries Middlesbrough, England, ISBN 0 86083 061 6
May 2003 2002 Review, National Art Collectors Fund, p.126-127
March 2002 "Painterly Ceramics", article, Neue Keramik, p. 14-17
December 2001 Ceramics Art and Perception, article, p. 14-17
July/August 2001 “Painterly Potter”, feature, Ceramics Monthly, p. 42-45
November 2000 Crafts, calendar section, p. 69
April 2000 4th Manises Biennial”, article, Ceramics Monthly, p.45
February 2000 “20th Chelsea Crafts Fair”, Ceramics Monthly, p.42
July/August 1999 “Shadowlands”, profile, Ceramic Review, p.24-29

Books:
2007 New Directions in Ceramics, Black Dog Publishing, London
2007 Coll Minogue: “Slab-Built Ceramics”, A&C Black London
2007 Steven Goldate: “Encyclopedia of Ceramic Artists”
2003 Simon Ho:"Modern Ceramic Art", Macau, China, , p.31, 203
2000 Michael Hardy: “Handbuilding”, A&C Black London, University of Pennsylvania Press, Philadelphia, p.64, 67,68
2001 Jane Waller: “The Human Form in Clay”, Crowood Press, Marlborough, Wiltshire, p.104-107

Exhibitions

Exhibitions

National (selected):

The Gallery at Bevere Worcester, England 2008
The London Art Fair, Adrian Sassoon London 2007
The Pot, the Vessel, the Object Aberystwyth, England 2007
Roger Billcliffe Gallery, Design Collection Glasgow 2006
The City Gallery, solo exhibition Leicester 2006
Ceramic Art London 2005 - 2007 Royal College, London 2007
Intern.Ceramics Fair, Adrian Sassoon London 2006
Ruthin Craft Centre, solo exhibition Ruthin, Wales 2005
Dorman Museum Middlesbrough 2003
Chelsea Crafts Fair 1999 - 2003 London 2003
ART 2000 – 2003, Adrian Sassoon London 2003
Crafts Council Shop, V & A 2000, 2002 London 2002
“A Still Point”, Midlands Art Centre Birmingham 2001
Eton Applied Arts, solo exhibition Eton, Windsor 2000
Angel Row Gallery, Foyer-Exhibition Nottingham 1999
"New Faces", Crafts Council Shop, V & A London 1999
Paul Rice Gallery London 1998

International (selected):

St. Joseph Gallery Leeuwarden, Netherlands 2007
Gallery "The Yard" Nijmegen, Netherlands 2006
Westerwald Prize 2004 Höhr-Grenzhausen,Germany 2005
Über Gallery Melbourne, Australia 2004
1st Taiwan Ceramic Biennale Taipei,Taiwan 2004
Biennale of Ceramic Sculpture Mamer, Luxembourg 2004
International Biennale of Ceramic Art Vallauris, France 2002
52nd Intern.Ceramic Art Competition Faenza, Italy 2001
Loes & Reinier Intern.Ceramics Deventer, Netherlands 2001
Gallery Handwerk Munich, Germany 2001
Trésor Gallery West Hartford,Connecticut, USA 2001
European Ceramics Biennale Manises, Spain 1999

Work Styles

Work Styles

Slip cast
Handbuilt
Dry Matt
Wall Panels, Plaques
Sculptural
Architectural