Heather Campbell visualizes each piece she creates as an experience unto itself. Considering shape,color, texture and dimension while infusing mood and uniqueness, she plays upon our emotions and sense of individuality.Each creation is one of a kind, boasting exquisite craftsmanship and attention to detail.
Mastering a variety of techniques Campbell creates complex patterns and designs to entice the eye and spark the curious mind.”Millefiori”an ancient Italian glass making process transfered to clay is an integral element in many of her creations. Millefiori has influenced the history of decorative art from ancient times until the present. Precious metals, gems, and crystals add a distinctive flair.
Heather Campbell comes from a family that encourages creative thought and artistic experimentation. Fascinated with polymer clay she has been excited to learn and share all she can about this unique art medium. Whether attending a workshop or teaching she is always learning and progressing. All of her special study and education has been through self motivated research and experimentation.
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Heather Campbell’s art explores life experience. Melding polymer clay with a variety of found objects, she creates elaborate narrative pieces that speak to experiences both personal and universal. Her own story begins in Taylorsville, Utah, where she grew up in a home surrounded by art. “I’ve been doing art in some form or another since I was I child,” Campbell says. Her mother was a watercolorist and a ceramicist who often took her to the local craft store or to ceramics classes, where Campbell developed a fondness for clay. Around the holidays, her mother used her skills as a painter to decorate the windows for Halloween or to turn Christmas cookies into individual pieces of art. “She was all about beauty, art, and music,” Campbell says…
Read the full article in the January 2013 edition of 15 Bytes.