Steven Heinemann is a ceramic artist who integrates photography and video into his artistic practice. Since receiving his MFA from the Alfred University (NY) in 1983, he has taught in Canada and the United States. The bowl, a humble and almost inconsequential form, has become the work of a lifetime for Steven Heinemann. His interest in this form is linked to materiality, pattern, or the use of familiar or abstract symbols. From this obsession came an abiding interest in volume and contained space. In addition to receiving numerous awards and grants, including the Saidye Bronfman Award (1996), his work has been exhibited internationally and included in several private and public collections, namely the Victoria and Albert Museum (London, UK), the Museum of Fine Arts (Boston, MA), and the World Ceramic Center (Incheon, South Korea).