Rachel Moses presents some of the UK’s most talented applied artists and designers
“I see my undulating wall pieces as a continuation of the age-old tradition of tiles, friezes and reliefs used to articulate and adorn architecture – conceived in a new, contemporary visual language. Their 3-dimensionality enlivens and adds texture to the surface of the wall.” Ceramic Artist Regina Heinz
It is the painterly quality of Regina’s work that makes it special. Every glaze is hand-mixed, tested and perfected in her South London studio before being exactingly applied to the undulating ceramic forms – pillows if you like. As you can see from the detail, each piece is original, a work of art in its own right, and when crafted in series creates a unique installation perfect in commanding public spaces and in more intimate domestic ones . And being high-fired ceramics outdoor spaces are not off limits either.
As an artist, Regina Heinz is known internationally for her tactile ceramic sculptures and reliefs (you’ll find her work in the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge) – with their highly distinctive, abstract designs. Her new collection of tiles and wall pieces comprises two ranges, Flow and Cityscape. Whilst Flow alludes to the seductive appeal of water: its dancing surface, rippling patterns, reflected sunlight and cool depths, Cityscape, introduces more graphic elements, evocative of modern architecture, space and perspective.Both ranges of 3d tiles are offered in two palettes of tranquil, elemental colours:- cool transparent blues, soft greys and whites, and an earthier trio of terracotta, rich brown and yellow ochre. Flat tiles complete the collection to extend the possibility of sculpting the very surface of the wall.
Regina Heinz’s striking new collection of hand-painted ceramic tiles and wall pieces launches on stand B45 at Decorex International 23-26 Sept 2012. Her studio is in South London and she can be reached via www.ceramart.net