Heidi Marie Sowa
Heidi creates functional ceramic vessels intended for everyday use. Items are hand-thrown and altered, made with loving care in Portland, Oregon.
Heidi Sowa graduated summa cum laude from West Virginia University in 2006. She received a BFA, with a focus in ceramics and a minor in art history. In 2005, she studied traditional ceramic techniques in Jingdezhen, China. She is a recipient of scholarships for the Chautauqua School of Visual Arts and the Haystack Mountain School of Crafts. Influenced and intrigued by many realms of the applied arts, Sowa focuses on fine-tuning her intricately detailed artwork in ceramics, glass, and fibers. Sowa currently resides in Portland, OR, where she shares a communal studio at Radius, located in Portland’s Historical Industrial District. Sowa is currently working as a costume fabricator at Laika Entertainment, while continuing her personal art. I am fascinated by the applied arts; art as utilitarian, utility as beauty.