Artist's Profile

Born in Austria, Regina Heinz is known internationally for her tactile ceramic sculptures and reliefs with highly distinctive abstract designs.

Regina Heinz in front of one of her ceramic feature walls.
Regina Heinz in front of one of her ceramic feature walls.

Regina's award winning work has been purchased by the National Art Collector's Fund and is presented in collections worldwide, including the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge, the Museum of Contemporary Ceramics in Gifu, Japan, the International Ceramics Museum in Faenza, and the Yingge County Ceramics Museum in Taipei.

With degrees in painting from the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna and in ceramics from Goldsmiths’ College, London, Regina combines in her work the sensibility of a fine artist with outstanding expertise in ceramics.

As an artist, Regina draws on her love for her native countryside and her background as a painter. Her passion for colour, form and beautiful ceramic surfaces led her to set up her architectural ceramics practice in 2011 to explore the integration of art, architecture and landscape.

Regina regularly works with international interior designers, art consultants and private clients world-wide. Her portfolio includes an exclusive 3D tile line for the American tile retailer Ann Sacks, commissions for residential developments in London and Saudi Arabia and a series of sculptural wall pieces for 2000 cabins of P&O’s newest cruise ship Britannia, launched in 2015.

MA, Site-Specific Sculpture
Wimbledon School of Art, London
1993 - 1995
Post-graduate Diploma - Ceramics (Distinction)
Goldsmiths's College, London
1989 - 1991
Diploma Ceramics
City of London Polytechnic
Sir John Cass Faculty of Art
1989 - 1993
Diploma Ceramics
Ecole Supérieure d'Arts Appliqués, Geneva
1988 - 1989
MA in Painting, Art Education and German Literature
Academy of Fine Art
University of Vienna
1975 - 1981
Museum of Contemporary Ceramics in Gifu, Japan2013
The Ceramic Collection. Aberystwyth University, Wales2009
FuLe International Ceramic Art Museums, Fuping, China2008
Cleveland Crafts Centre, Middlesbrough, England2005
Taipei County Yingge Ceramics Museum, Taipei, Taiwan2004
The Potteries Museum and Art Gallery, Stoke on Trent, England2003
Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, England2002
Collection Museo Internazionale delle Ceramiche, Faenza, Italy2001
International Ceramic Studio, Kecskemét, Hungary1999
Museu de Ceràmica, Manises, Spain1999
Art Collection Austrian Government, Vienna1998
Shepparton Art Gallery, Shepparton, Australia1997
Art Collection Federal Government Upper Austria, Linz1995
Austrian Ceramics Award (nominated) Salzburg2015
Queensberry Hunt Prize for "For a work that shows an innovative approach to the use of ceramic materials"2006
Adrian Sassoon Award for the Arts of the Kiln
Chelsea Crafts Fair
Scholarship, International Ceramic Studio
Kecskemét, Hungary
Prize of the Town of Vénissieux; Biennal Europea de Ceràmica, Manises, Spain1999
Setting Up Grant, Crafts Council, UK1998
Travel Grant, Arts Council Upper Austria
Linz , Austria
Crafts Council Crafts Directory 2015
International Academy of Ceramics 2007
Member, The Art Workers Guild 2007
Fellow, Crafts Potters Association of Great Britain 2005
Crafts Council Selected Maker Index 2002
Attersee, is the largest lake of the Salzkammergut area in Austria.
Attersee is the largest lake of the Salzkammergut area of Austria.