Steven Heinemann lives and works in Ontario, Canada. He received a BFA in ceramics from Kansas City Art Institute and an MFA from New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University. Since completing his MFA, he has taught widely in Canada and the United States. His residencies have taken him to the United States, Holland, Hungary and Korea. Heinemann exhibits his work extensively throughout North America and Europe, including a recent solo exhibition at Lacoste Gallery
in Concord, Massachusetts. In 1996, Heinemann was granted the Saidye Bronfman Award, Canada's foremost honor for excellence in the fine crafts. His pieces are in major collections around the world including the Museum of Arts & Design, New York City, the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, and the Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art, Toronto, Ontario. Heinemann explains: “ In my current work the vessel has re-emerged as the context for some of these concerns, along with more recent ones. … the bowls signal a renewed interest in a more intimate framework; one whose power lies precisely in its limitations, in its familiarity, in its universality. In keeping with this emblem of "craft", a heightened involvement with surface —and a growing regard for the language of pattern, motif and symbol—has occurred.”