R E G I N A H E I N Z
Originally trained as a painter Regina Heinz has established a national and international reputation for her “pillow-like” ceramic sculptures and wall panels. Although essentially abstract, dealing with form, volume, line and colour, her work displays an organic and sensual quality reminiscent of the undulating "landscape" of a body.
Constructed from soft slabs of clay the pieces enclose an expanding space and are informed and inspired both by the mountainous landscapes of her native Austria and the rhythm and repetitive patterns in modern urban architecture. Geometric designs contrast with the tactile clay surfaces and are brushed on in vibrant ceramic colours to emphasise the underlying forms and to add depth and intensity to the coloured surface. Her passion for colour, form and beautiful ceramic surfaces led her to set up her architectural ceramics practice in 2011 to explore the integration of art, architecture and landscape.
Regina's award-winning work has been purchased by the National Art Collector's Fund and is presented in collections worldwide, including the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge, the Museum of Contemporary Ceramics in Gifu, Japan, the International Ceramics Museum in Faenza, and the Yingge County Ceramics Museum in Taipei.