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Heather began her study of clay as a metal student at Kootenay School of the Arts in Nelson, BC.  This study and constant reference to metal continues in her soft slab handbuilt porcelain and wood fired ceramics.  Heather’s work has been exhibited at Craft Ontario, Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, Carnegie Gallery, The Aurora Cultural Center, KOBO Gallery Seattle, Alexis Templeton Studios NL, and The Jonathan Bancroft Snell Gallery.

         ​​Heather Smit  -  Ceramic Artist

Artist Statement

Heather  is a Toronto area ceramic artist. She is interested in the development of relationship created by placement and repetition, and the use of functional ceramics to create sculptural works. Her current body of work brings focus to form, function and simplicity of the utilitarian object.


Practice & Training

Fusion: Ontario Clay & Glass Mentorship Workshop 2011/12
Kootenay School of the Arts, Nelson, BC 1997/98
MArch of Mugs Exhibition & Sale, St. John's, NL - 2016

KOBO Gallery, Simple Cup Show Invitational, Seattle, WA – 2015
Fusion Clay & Glass Show, Wychwood Barns, Toronto, ON – 2015
Feast of Pottery, Alexis Templeton Studios, St. John’s, NL - 2015
Fireworks Exhibition 2015 – Ontario Fusion Clay & Glass Association (Education Award)
PTP Cone Box Exhibition, ACC Gallery, Aurora, ON - 2015 (Best In Show)
Small Works Exhibition, ACC Gallery, Aurora, ON - 2015
Toronto Outdoor Arts Exhibition, Toronto, ON - 2014
Earth to Fire Exhibition, ACC Gallery, Aurora, ON - 2014 (Conceptual Design Award)

500 Teapots - Volume 2 Lark Ceramics Publication 2013

Carnegie Craft Biennial Exhibition, Dundas, ON - 2013
Parallel Journeys: Two Mentorships, Craft Ontario Gallery, Toronto, ON - 2012