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Artist: Heidi Kreitchet


Artist: Heidi Kreitchet
Heidi Kreitchet, CALIFORNIA
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I am interested in creating work that expresses my exploration of form and line. These vessels become my visual vocabulary for communicating my on-going experience with “pushing clay”. 

I create a constant change in pattern, line, and form. I am interested in constructing pieces with angles and planes that have multiple textures and hardness to them while enhancing the beauty of the clay’s natural finish by woodfiring.

This interaction between the malleable, versatile clay is informed by my immediate reaction to the physical quality of the material. My emotional, intuitive and physical reaction to handling and manipulating the clay provides the pieces with passion, power, animation, and elasticity.

I believe in expressing movement and gesture by using clay to give the work integrity.

EDUCATION
Utah State University, Logan, UT Master of Fine Arts, 2009

Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ Bachelor of Fine Arts, 2004

EXPERIENCE
2011-present AMOCA Ceramics Studio at The American Museum of Ceramic Art, Pomona, CA Studio Director

2009-2011 Pottery West, Las Vegas, NV Studio Manager, 
2009-2011 Wood fire Instructor, 
2009-2011 Ceramics Instructor,

2006-2009 Utah State University, Logan, UT Kiln Technician, 

2004-2006 Don Reitz, Clarkdale, AZ Assistant, 

EXHIBITIONS
2017
“From Earth to Art 2”, dA Center for The Arts, Pomona, CA

“Yunomi Invitational”, ClayAkar, Iowa City, IA

“Art Auction XVII”, Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA

“Guest Presenter’s Exhibition”, Smoke on the Water Woodfire Conference, Cooroy, Queensland

2016
“Out of the Ashes”, Morean Center for Clay, St. Petersburg, FL

“Presenter’s Exhibition: Moving Forward”, Arrowhead Gallery, Waubonsee Community College, Sugar Grove, IL

“The Train Kiln Exhibit”, Waubonsee Community College, Sugar Grove, IL

“Vision and Persistence: 30 Years of Ceramic Excellence at Utah State University”, BLVD Tavern, Kansas City, MO

“Vision and Persistence: 30 Years of Ceramic Excellence at Utah State University”, Norra Eccles Harrison Museum of Art, Logan, UT

2015
“Winterfest 2015”, Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore, MD

“Altered States: Ripped, Torn, Cast, and Thrown”, Coastline Art Gallery, Coastline Community College, Newport Beach, CA

“Wood fire Invitational 2015 Exhibit”, Clay Studio of Missoula, Missoula, MT

“Art Auction XVI”, Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA

“Celebration Clay and Glass 2015”, Borrego Art Institute, Borrego Sprints, CA

“AMOCA Members Show”, Coastline Art Gallery, Coastline Community College, Newport Beach, CA

“The Nature of Sculpture”, Los Angeles Arboretum, Los Angeles, CA

“Art on Fire: An Exhibit of Ceramic and Glass”, Gresham Art Gallery, San Bernardino, CA

“Scratch”, Livingston Center for the Arts, Livingston, MT

“From Earth to Art”, dA Center for the Arts, Livingston, MT

“Pedagogic Clay”, Frank M. Doyle Art Pavilion, Costa Mesa, CA

“Bi-Annual Wood Firing Invitational”, Red Lodge Clay Center, Red Lodge, MT

2014
“Glass and Clay”, Borrego Art Museum, Borrego Springs, CA

“POTSKETCH”, The Clay Studio of Missoula, Missoula, MT

“Sculpture In the Garden”, Sam Maloof Foundation, Alta Loma, CA

“Beyond the Brickyard”, The Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, MT

2013
“Hallway Artist: Holter Museum”, Helena, MT

“The Unexpected”, Queens University of Charlotte, Charlotte, NC

“Artifacts from the Inferno”, Baltimore Clay Works, Baltimore, MD

“71st Annual Open Juried Exhibition”, E. Norriton, PA

“Wood fire Invitational: This Is Where the Sauce Is At”, Missoula, MT

“Cub Creek 10th Year Traveling Exhibition”, Juniata College, PA

“Fred Kreitchet/Heidi Kreitchet”, Montgomery County Community College, Blue Bell, PA

2012
“Sculpture in the Garden”, Sam Maloof Foundation, Alta Loma, CA

“Cub Creek 10th Year Traveling Exhibition”, The Academy of Fine Arts, Lynchburg, VA Earlham College, IN

2011
“Ten Ceramic Artists”, College of Southern Nevada, NV

“National Juried Ceramics Exhibition”, NAU Museum, Flagstaff, AZ

2010
“Gifts from The Hand”, LUX Center for the Arts, Lincoln, NE

“Critical Chaos, NCECA Symposia”, Santa Fe Community College, Santa Fe, NM

“POTSKETCH”, The Clay Studio of Missoula, Missoula, MT

2009
“Slice”, The Clay Studio of Missoula, MT

“Biennial Juried Ceramics Exhibition”, Flagstaff, AZ

“MFA Exhibition, The ‘X’ Factor”, Twain Tippetts Exhibition Hall, Logan, UT

“The Last of The Noughties”, NCECA, Phoenix, AZ

“Kiln God National”, Chicken Farm Art Center, San Angelo, TX, 

2008
“Passages”, Twain Tippetts Exhibition Hall, USU, Logan, UT

“Clay3”, Clay Space Ceramics Art Center, Warrenville, IL

“Young Fires, 20 + 1 International Wood Fire Conference”, Flagstaff, AZ

2007
“Origins: Graduate Art Exhibition”, Twain Tippetts Exhibition Hall, Logan, UT

“Utah State University Ceramics: A Recent Wood Firing”, Why Sound, Logan UT

“To the Wall”, Twain Tippetts Exhibition Hall, Logan, UT

2006
“Arizona Ceramics: Past, Present, and Future”, St. Louis Community College, St. Louis, MI

“Strictly Functional", East Petersburg, PA

2005
“The Clay Cup”, University Museum, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL

2004“Cup: Then Intimate Object III”, Charlie Cummings Clay Studio, Fort Wayne, IN

“The Naked Truth: International Wood Fire Conference”, Cedar Rapids, IA

“Visions in Clay”, Reynolds Gallery, Stockton, CA

“International Tea Bowl Invitational Exhibition”, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ

“Gems from the Fire”, Kirkwood Community College, Cedar Rapids, IA

“BFA Exhibition Heidi Kreitchet Wood Fire Ceramics”, Beasley Gallery, Northern Arizona, University, Flagstaff, AZ

LECTURES/PANELS
Smoke on the Water Woodfire Conference, Cooroy, Queensland, 2017

Wood Fire Conference, Waubonsee Community College, Panelist, October 2016

Woodstoke, Whangamata, Coromandel, New Zealand, Panelist, October 2016

WORKSHOPS
“Wood Fire Invitational 2015”, Clay Studio of Missoula, Missoula, MT, 2015

“WooD Fire Invitational 2015”, Red Lodge Clay Center, Red Lodge, Mt, 2015

“Anagama Wood Firing”, University of Montana, Missoula, MT 2014

“This is Where the Sauce Is At”, Clay Studio of Missoula, Missoula, MT, 2013

“CJ Jilek and Heidi Kreitchet”, St. Louis Community College, St. Louis, MO, 2011

“Double Whammy Wood Fire”, Pottery West, Las Vegas, NV, 2010

“Wood Fire Workshop with Cj Jilek & Heidi Kreitchet”, Pottery West, Las Vegas, NV, 2008

AWARDS
2013 – “71st Annual Open Juried Exhibition”, E. Norriton, PA

2013 – “8th Annual Juried Art Show”, Mill Grove, PA

2009 – “Kiln God National”, San Angelo, TX

2002 – Fredrick Dockstrader Award, Flagstaff, AZ

IN PRINT
2017- Studio Potter Magazine

2016 – The Log Book

2015– Sculpture, Member's Gallery, Vol.34, No 9, Pg. 60

2015– The Log Book

2014 - The State of Art 2, Bare Hill Publishing

2014 - Sculpture Magazine, Member's Gallery

2014 – Ceramics of the Southwest Calendar 2014

2013 - Wood-Fired Ceramics: 100 Contemporary Artists, Amedeo Salamoni, Schiffer

2013 - Las Vegas Ceramic Artists Calendar, cover photo

2004 - Visions in Clay, (pp. 68-70), Reynolds Gallery, CA

FUNDRAISING EXPERIENCE
2014– Kickstarter, salt and soda kilns for AMOCA Ceramics Studio, Pomona, CA

2011– 2013 The Ornament Project, AMOCA Ceramics Studio, Pomona, CA





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