Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Robbie Heidinger

Handmade Pottery from Western Mass

Robbie Heidinger works in a converted horse stable in Westhampton, Massachusetts, where she hand-builds unique and touchable clay forms. Her work is fired in a propane-fueled soda kiln, creating beautiful pots that are both sculptural and functional. A recipient of an artist’s fellowship in crafts from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, she holds an MFA in pottery from the Rhode Island School of Design.

Robbie says of her work, "Watch a plant grow and you see its intention is perfect. It uses just the right shape, amount of color, and texture to fulfill its pliant, living design. I try to emulate this 'biosophy' in clay--without doing realistic imitations of plants.” Robbie has exhibited all over the United States and her work is in permanent collections of several museums and art centers around the country.

Each piece is handmade and unique. Dishwasher safe, the color and texture varies from pot to pot due to the application of the glaze and placement in the kiln. If you love what you see here or have any questions, please call Pinch at 413-586-4509 or email info@pinchgallery.com.