Heather Smit 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 work today.
Her forms are delicately constructed of soft slab porcelain. She wood-fires her pots so that ash and the reduction in the kiln atmosphere will affect surfaces in unpredictable ways.
She is interested in the development of relationships 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.
Heather Smit lives in Keswick, Ontario.