Artist Statement

Oftentimes subtleties of our daily lives are overlooked. Working with clay is an outlet and an opportunity to bring attention to the objects and tiny details that make life beautiful. I am constantly intrigued by shadows from plants, weathered surfaces and the negative shapes between objects. 

These musings serve as inspiration for my ceramic forms and surface carvings. I work intuitively to make wheel-thrown and altered vessels that evoke a sense of gesture. Each form is hand carved with a linear design that relates directly to the form. 

Biography

Heather Spontak is a ceramic artist and educator originally from the Hudson Valley area of New York. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from East Tennessee State University in Johnson City, TN. Intrigued by her heritage and love for art history, she studied at Studio Art Center International in Florence, Italy. Heather later moved to Asheville, NC and worked as an Artist in Residence at Odyssey Clayworks. She currently resides in Red Lodge, Montana where enjoys hiking, cooking, and spending time with her cat Nina.