Through traveling the globe and observing the techniques and traditions of classically functioning ceramic communities, Heather Ossandon has created a collection of ceramic wares that reflect her distinct background. Focusing on functional pottery, HEOS spotlights traditional practices through creating every-day objects. Each piece is handcrafted using the potter's wheel and goes hand in hand with the present movement towards a more holistic approach to art and art making.
"Experiences help to cultivate insight into the process and the product. The object is an intermediary, an integral part of the process. Utilitarian objects inscribe the ritual of the everyday,both in my life and in others. My work uses functional ceramics as a vehicle in the conversation on art and its social applications."