About Heather

48 degrees, no wind, the perfect day to sneak a mid day walk at Great Rock Bight. I love the off season on our island. ...

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Lovely mid-day beach walk to clear the head. ...

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One more round of cookie making to start of 2021 on a creative foot. With @hannahbmooreart ...

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Decorating gingerbread cookies as a rainy Christmas afternoon activity. My heart is full. ...

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This tree has been in my life for over 20 years. She humbly displays a storyboard of holidays past, written with the ornaments made by friends and family and the memories that they refresh. Most of the year she fits in a compact box in the storage space under the eaves. When she comes out, dresses up, and shines, she fills the house with cheer. ...

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Our pottery shop is open every day from 10-4 up through Christmas Eve and by appointment if you prefer to come early or late. Please wear masks. ...

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Packing up some tiles! 🌸🌸 ...

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This glaze kiln is packed! Barely 2 inches between shelf layers. Fingers crossed that the kiln gods are kind. ...

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So grateful! ...

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Just wrapped up the loveliest early Thanksgiving meal - just family - outside dining - potluck. Eating by lantern light is glorious. I am feeling full of good food and gratitude. Wishing all of you a wonderful Thanksgiving, too! ...

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When I was in the storage shed, I Discovered the plaster molds for these tile designs that I created in the 1990s. I’m excited to get some pressed, glazed, and fired! ...

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Making some chocolate cookies. In my happy place. ...

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Sketching out some new ideas for tile designs. ...

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12 loaves of multi-grain bread. ❤️ a domestic day. ...

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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)