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Mark Heimann

Mark Heimann

An explorer, adventurer, ship builder and potter, Mark Heimann brings his love of the natural world to his pottery. Expressing strength and humor, his Quicksilver pirate pots bring joy and frequently rum, to the table.

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Mark Heimann Rum Jug at MudFire Gallery
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Mark Heimann Lantern at MudFire Gallery
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Mark Heimann Onion Bottle at MudFire Gallery
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Mark Heimann Jug at MudFire Gallery
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Mark Heimann Groggard at MudFire Gallery
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Mark Heimann Scurvy Cat Bowl at MudFire Gallery
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Mark Heimann Scurvy Dog Bowl at MudFire Gallery
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Mark Heimann Warning Shot at MudFire Gallery
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Mark Heimann Warning Shot at MudFire Gallery
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Mark Heimann Warning Shot at MudFire Gallery
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Mark Heimann Warning Shot at MudFire Gallery
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Mark Heimann Barrel Tumbler at MudFire Gallery
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Mark Heimann Barrel Tumbler at MudFire Gallery
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Mark Heimann Grog Tumbler at MudFire Gallery
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Mark Heimann Grog Tumbler at MudFire Gallery
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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.



Mark Heimann Artist Resume

The Life and Times of Captain Quicksilver:
Education
1972 - Graduated from Princeton University, Department of Art & Archaeology, Princeton, New Jersey. Associated study in Ceramic Arts with Toshiko Takaezu. Graduation thesis: Ceramic Art exhibit, first of its kind at Princeton.

2012 - Currently designing and producing claywork for galleries, fairs, internet sales and special exhibits.
Past President, Oregon Potters Association.
Ten years service, Art in the Pearl Board of Directors.
2004-9 Part-time FEMA Public Information Officer, embedded with Rescue teams in New Orleans, Katrina.
1991 - Established Lost Mountain Studio in rural Clackamas County.
1983 - Employed as Paramedic, EMT and Trauma Life-Support Instructor. 9-1-1 Emergency Medical Dispatch Coordinator for Portland/Multnomah County.
1981 - Sold "The Wheel", moved from Florida to Oregon.
1974 - Founded and managed "The Wheel" Studio/Gallery - Sanibel Island, Florida.
Exhibited in galleries, marketed at craft fairs, taught workshops and completed numerous commissions regionally and nationally: dinnerware settings, tile projects and fountains for homes, restaurants, hotels and private businesses.
1950 - Born in Mineola, New York / Raised in Riverside, Connecticut.