Heather Allen HietalaHeather's work is in transition from being focused on textiles for 20 years to including ceramics, wire and gut and...
Media: ClayI make reproductions of prehistoric and early historic southeastern U.S. pottery for museums and archaeologists. I learn so much from handling the original pieces in museum collections and talking with archaeologists. I pick up new information every time I research a piece to reproduce. We have had some fantastic prehistoric southeastern potters. I am inspired and challenged by their talent and quality of work.
My reproductions are on exhibit at the Birmingham Art Museum, Mississippi Department of Archives and History, and the Alabama Department of Archives and History and many other exhibits throughout the southeast.