Beth Heit

Beth Heit

Bio

I work primarily in clay, creating organic ceramic sculptures, which I combine with collage and reclaimed paraphernalia that I discover serendipitously on walks at the beach and in my neighborhood. I have recycled pine cones, shells, old postcards, discarded boxes, trunks, valises and fuse boxes. I like being able to breathe new life into the things others regard as trash.

I have shown my work in exhibitions and galleries across the United States, as well as solo exhibits at the Elevator Gallery, CAS, Livingston NY and in Hewlett, NY. I was a featured artist online in Artsy Shark. My pieces were featured in exhibitions at the Islip Museum, the Heckscher Museum, The Art League of Long Island and the Offline Gallery. My work has received awards in the exhibitions 57th LI Artists, Landscapes: from Metropolis to Acadia, ACNY and Time for Tea.

I grew up on Long Island, NY. I attended the State University College at Buffalo and Hofstra University where I received a BA in Humanities with a concentration in Fine Arts. I also studied architectural ceramics with Nancy Selvage at Harvard University. Upon my return to the New York area, I attended Columbia University and graduated with an MA in Art and Art Education. I have studied with and was influenced by many well-known ceramic artists and potters including Judy Motzkin, Makoto Yabe, John Glick, Ellen Shankin and Cynthia Bringle.

 

Beth Heit
Ceramics
bethheit@gmail.com