Heather Hunt creates stone and earthenware, producing sculptures and functional pieces that have an immediate sense of fun and playfullness.
Heather has lived in Cornwall for the last nine years which has had a great influence on her work. Her "fish, chicken and bird sculptures are developed from simple shapes and use the colours of the sea, rocks and clay pits as inspiration," says Heather. "I like to incorporate in them curved shapes that are patterned and I often include hearts within the pieces." Bowls are thrown and coloured using blues, greens, purples and creams. "I like to let the glaze take me on an adventure and the excitement of operating the kiln and seeing what has been created is the best part of this adventure. I also like to add little features to some bowls, individually modelling frogs and lizards that crawl in or out of the bowl." Heather, who has a masters level qualification in participatory arts facilitation in health and social care, works in the community with a variety of groups with different needs providing access to ceramics. She has worked with Arts for Health and other charities.