La Guilde celebrates the cultural traditions and creative expressions of all Indigenous and Fine Crafts artists of Canada.
La Guilde is located on unceded Indigenous lands. The Kanien’kehá:ka (Mohawk) Nation is recognized as the custodians of the lands and waters of Tiohtiá:ke/Montreal, historically known as a gathering place for many First Nations. It is with respect that La Guilde weaves together the past, present, and future in all relationships with Indigenous peoples and other communities within Canada.
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).