Layered Tumblers in Retro Colours

by Heidi Mckenzie

These light, finely crafted tumblers are a pleasure to use. Each one is uniquely patterned with layered, coloured clay. The tapered shape allows them to stack for compact storage. 

5" x 3.5" 
Tinted porcelain

Heidi apprenticed in her father’s ancestral home at the foothills of the Himalayas with India’s foremost studio potter, Mini Singh (a student of Bernard Leach).Heidi returned to Canada and completed her Diploma at Sheridan College in 2012 and subsequently her MFA in Curatorial Practice and Art Criticism at OCADU in 2014.

Heidi’s work seeks to reinvigorate modernism through abstraction and engages issues of race, identity, belonging, as well as body and healing. She is an active arts journalist and ceramic arts reviewer.

“My studio practice engages issues of identity and belonging. Through abstract portraiture, I capture self, an individual, or a culture. My work is informed by the everyday lived experience of my mixed heritage. Holding space and making place for people of color matters. Telling my family’s stories matter.”