Heidi McKenzie: Cube Sculpture titled Boxed In (Sold as a set-of-fifteen), awarded the Toronto Potters Award for Best in Show



Heidi’s studio practice engages with issues of race, identity and belonging.  Her Boxed In cube sculpture is an abstract self-portrait archiving ancestry, migration and memory, and also expressing living with invisible disability and chronic illness. Each cube is slip cast in plaster moulds and fired with iron oxide ceramic decals.  Hand crafted each piece will slightly vary in colour, pattern, size and weight.  Retail Feature: Toronto Potters Biennial Exhibition titled FLUX Boxed In was juried by Denis Longchamps (Executive Director and Chief Curator of The Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery) and Susan Low-Beer (Award Winning Ceramic Artist).  Awarded the Toronto Potters Award for Best In Show: presented to Heidi McKenzie for “Boxed In”

Care & Use: Decorative only, each piece separates to vary the cube display.

Material: Slip cast porcelain in plaster moulds with iron-oxide fired-on ceramic decals.

Measurement (in.): Cube L4 x W4 x H4

Weight (lb.): 5+

SKU: 584079





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About The Artist

Heidi McKenzie

Heidi McKenzie is a Toronto-based ceramic artist. She found her true calling at 40 when her parents found an essay she had written when she was nine years old – “What I Want To Be When I Grow Up… A Potter.” She left a 20-year career in arts management to apprentice in her father’s ancestral home at the foothills of the Himalayas in India. Heidi returned to Canada, completed her Diploma at Sheridan College in 2012 and her MFA at OCADU. Heidi has worked internationally as an artist-in-residence in China, Indonesia, Denmark, Hungary and Australia.

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