Shadow Box #b158

Heather Smit


This "shadow box" features a little ceramic campfire. (Perfect for a brewery with a fireplace!)
Heather Smit lives in Toronto, Ontario.

The pots I make are an exploration of how sculptural form, function and simplicity can exist in the everyday, utilitarian object.  The soft slab, hand building process is a direct reference to the construction of old-timey, worn tin ware. Surface created through wood firing helps evoke a sense of nostalgia, creating a dialogue of memory between user and maker through everyday use.