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Mark Heimann at MudFire
Gallery group show Pirates vs. Zombies, April 2012
Mark Heimann Artist Satement
"I find myself on Lost Mountain - this beautiful rural environment enables quiet contemplation or boisterous exuberance. Having a studio here is truly a privilege."
My methods: Wheel-throwing and sculptural construction, using a wide range of clays: from gritty, iron-rich stoneware to blended porcelain. I formulate and mix my own glazes (all lead-free) and apply them by brushing, pouring, dipping and spraying. The firing, which gives each piece strength and permanent color, is done in electric, propane, or wood-fueled kilns.
My current work: "Kanji" Lanterns incised with Asian calligraphy; Quicksilver's Pirate Pots - tankards, tumblers, bottles, jugs, and pet bowls featuring the jolly bones; Ikebana containers; "Ronin" lidded jars; Neoglyphs - bowls and platters featuring native NW rock art; Large-scale platters and garden basins; Viking Vessels and Boats; Sake sets; Blossom Bowls; Vases, tiles and reliquaries featuring incised, drawn, and sculpted wildlife imagery; gravemarkers and urns for beloved companions.
Adventures and inspiration: Indigenous, ancient and modern, east and west; Samurai, Viking, Pirate; travels in forest and desert, voyages on oceans and tropical seas; observations and conversations with animals, artisans, mountain men, cowboys, and privateers; Kosho Ryu Kempo; Music; Voiceover and character/extra in movies and commercials; Emergency Medicine; Disaster Response for FEMA.