About Heather

I gave myself permission to play with paint and my gelli plate - as a way to unclog and loosen up before starting new 2022 projects in the ceramic studio. I was feeling particularly blocked, so forcing myself to pull quick mono-prints was a great exercise. When I’m really blocked and/or rusty, I revert back to drawing in a style that I used in my late teens - 40 years ago. 😊 This exercise was about turning off the brain and tuning out the critical internal voice. ...

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My oldest granddaughter now reads to herself in bed! And helps me solve Wordscapes. Eight years old! Time has flown. ...

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Rooster mugs! The Shop is open from 11 to 6 through Christmas Even😊 ...

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This year’s gingerbread cookies are a circus theme. Bill and I and my kids all created them together. @hannahbmooreart @gordonmoore97 @npochat ...

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My four newest painterly tile designs. 4x4 inches. All my tiles have hangers on the back. They make great gifts and they can be exchanged after the holidays (or before) for any other tile of the same price. ...

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A good day to sit by the fire. ...

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A look at my inventory this holiday week. Our shop is open Wed-Saturday from 11-4 and Sunday 2-4pm including Thanksgiving Day. Our sculpture trail is open 9-5 daily through November. ...

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My mom recently unearthed this teapot that I made in my 20s shaped like a woman in her bath. The head is the lid. I’d like to create figurative, functional work again. Maybe in the slow, quiet months of winter… ...

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Frost outlining the understory this morning ...

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Look who is walking by our driveway! On their way to greener pastures. ...

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Pressing tiles - time to restock my shop shelves. ...

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Full moon rising at Lucy Vincent beach last night. ...

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I have some new mugs on the shelves for The holiday weekend. We will be open 11-5 this Saturday the 9th, Sunday the 10th and Monday the 11th ...

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Heather’s works in clay and collage pull from her imagination, her memories, and her surrounding. She feels pulled to creating pieces with narrative that resonate with her stories, both internal and external.

Education and Honors

  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Design/Ceramics
    The University of Massachusetts in Dartmouth, North Dartmouth, MA 1991-1993
    Suma Cum Laude, Chancellor’s List

    The Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, Ohio, 1987-1988
  • Studio Art Centers International, Florence, Italy, 1983 and 1987
    The 1987 Gillian Award Scholarship
  • New York University in France, Paris, France, 1984
    Oberlin College, Oberlin, Ohio, 1984 (study in Tours France), 1983 – 1984 (on campus)

Professional Experience / Internet

  • Sole Proprietor, Goffgrafix Web Development, 1997 – 2020.
  • Member of the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Internet Development Team, September 1999 – April 2000 part time
  • Full time graphic web design and programming for International Compliance Systems, Inc., April 2000 – April 2001
  • Member of Katewood Group Web Site Development Team, March 2001 – 2003 part time
  • Lead Web Designer for Martha’s Vineyard Online (mvol.com), September 2001 – 2003

Professional Experience / Visual Design

  • Assistant Ceramic Professor, Studio Art Centers International, Florence 1984 .
  • Installation Artist, Area Night Club, New York City, 1986
  • Ceramist, Illustrator 1985-1999
  • Sole Proprietor, Folk Tiles, a decorative tile manufacturing company, 1993-2000

Lectures and Seminars Given

  • Creating A Successful Web Presence, Part of a 3 woman panel, The Martha’s Vineyard Women’s Network (2011)
  • The University of Massachusetts in Dartmouth, Alumni Lecture Series (1998)
  • The Wareham High School, Wareham, MA, Workshop in Tile Making for Students (1998)
  • The University of Massachusetts in Dartmouth, Workshop in Tile Making for Ceramic Undergraduates (1997)

Exhibitions for Clay and Painting / Solo

  • The Vineyard Playhouse, Vineyard Haven, MA (2017)
  • The A Gallery, Oak Bluffs, MA (2014)
  • The Field Gallery, West Tisbury, MA (1994,1995,1996,1998)
  • The Wrenn Gallery, Vineyard Haven, MA (1990)
  • The Goff’s Gallery, North Tisbury, MA (1985)

Exhibitions for Clay and Painting / Group

  • The Society of Arts and Crafts, Boston, MA (1995, 1996, 1997)
  • The Ferrin Gallery, Northhampton, MA (1989,1993, 1995)
  • The Field Gallery, West Tisbury, MA (1992, 1993)
  • The Wooden Tent Gallery, Vineyard Haven, MA (1993)
  • Studio 244, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Gallery, (1993)
  • Barrows Tea Company, New Bedford, MA (1992)
  • The Artist’s Cooperative, Vineyard Haven, MA (1991)
  • The Wrenn Gallery, Vineyard Haven, MA (1990)
  • Starr Gallery, Newton, MA (1990)
  • The Neo Persona Gallery, New York City (1986, 1990)
  • The Clay Pot, Park Slope, Brooklyn, NY (1990)
  • Civilization Gallery, New York City (1987)
  • The Strozzi Palace, Florence, Italy (1985)