Jerome Heck - clay


   
Jerome Heck is an American studio ceramist living and working in the hills of Pupukea near Waimea Bay on the North Shore of Oahu, 
Hawaii.
   He does both hand built and wheel thrown functional and non-functional ceramic work. His sculptural and non-functional artwork is 
generally raku fired and often combined with mixed media. Currently, his high fire functional pottery is reduction gas fired to cone 10 (2345 degrees Fahrenheit). 
   Jerome’s raku pieces give one a sense of timeless antiquity in color and feel. His use of self designed impression tools gives his work a definitive signature and visual stimulation. His artistic goal is to create strong pieces that will be enhanced by the magic of the raku firing. Jerome continues to explore the many facets of clay, glaze and firing techniques in search of the excitement that comes with discovery.
   Don't Ask 2008   Raku Sculptural Teapot 18” x 18” x 18”                
   award winner in the 2008 Raku Exhibit


  He grew up in rural South Dakota and 
received his Bachelor of Science in Industrial Arts at Northern State University, Aberdeen, South Dakota. During his years as a career Naval Explosive Ordnance Disposal Officer he earned a Master of Science degree in Oceanography at the Naval Postgraduate 
School, Monterey, California.

  Jerome has been honored with four purchase awards by the Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts and has won numerous awards in juried exhibitions.

  Jerome’s work was selected and published in two books by Tim Andrews, RAKU- A Review 
of Contemporary Work (published 1994) and Raku second edition (published 2005). Both books include raku artwork and information from many renowned artists throughout the world.




    Reflection 2006
    Raku Fired Temple Vessel 19.5” x 9” x 6”



Jar My Mind 2008
Raku Fired Vessel 11” x 6.5” x 6.5”





   Don't Ask  2008  Raku Sculptural Teapot 
  18” x 18” x 18”  award winner in the 2008 Raku Exhibit




CONTACT:
Jerome Heck
59-586 Akanoho Place
Haleiwa, Hawaii 96712

Phone 808-638-9014

E-mail potsfromheck@hawaii.rr.com
www.hawaiinorthshoreartist.com


AWARDS:

Hawaii Craftsmen, Raku Ho`olaule`a Annual Exhibition:

1990 Ken Kang Award and The Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, Acquisition Award “Magic”

1991 1st Place- Hui O Lau Lima Award, Terra Ceramics Award, C-Rats Award- “Desert Walk”

1992 1st Place- Contemporary Award- “Desert Pack”

The Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, Acquisition Award “The Hunt”

1993 2nd Place- Contemporary Award “Desert Pack II”

4th Place- Contemporary Award “Steeple Tea”

1994 1st Place- Contemporary Award “Chauffeur’s Day Off”

1995 1st Place- Contemporary Award “Off To Work”

1998 3rd Place- Contemporary Award “Grab That Bird”

1999 Honorable Mention-Contemporary Award 
“Wishing for Tea”

2002 1st Place- Contemporary Award “In Motion”

The Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, “In Motion” Acquisition Award

2005 1st Place- Contemporary Award “Scrapyard Tea”
2007 Guest Artist Recognition Award “My Temple”
2007 Guest Artist Recognition Award “Smooth Sailing”
2008 1st Place- Contemporary Award “Don’t Ask”

Hawaii Craftsmen Annual Statewide Juried Exhibition:

1995 Second Selection “Some Dreams Will”
2006 Award of Excellence “Healing”
2008 The Reinternational Ceramic Award of Excellence,$500 “House of Tea”
2008 The Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, “On The Road” Acquisition Award

Association of Hawaii Artists Annual Aloha Art Exhibition:

1994 Ramsay Purchase Award “The Gathering”
1995 1st Place Award “A Gathering From The Past”
2002 Honorable Mention Award “Tropical Blend”

Association of Hawaii Artists Annual Contemporary Exhibition:

1992 2nd Place Award “Pali Ki`i”
1995 1st Place Award “Complexity”
1998 1st Place 3-Dimensional Award “Contemplating Days End”
1999 Honorable Mention-3 Dimensional Award “Imperial”
2000 1st Place 3-Dimensional Award “Moon Glow”

Artist/Craftsman Contest Hickam Air Force Base: Hickam AFB, Hawaii

1990 1st & 2nd Place
1991 1st & 3rd Place

Pacific Air Force Artist/Craftsman Contest: Pacific Regional

1990 1st & 3rd Place
1991 2nd Place

The Pacific Handcrafters Guild Annual Ala Moana Exhibit:

1992 Pacific Handcrafters Guild Award of Excellence
1992 Ala Moana Center Award of Excellence
1995 Pacific Handcrafters Guild Award of Excellence


RESUME

STUDY:
Bachelor of Science-Industrial Arts - Northern State University Aberdeen, South Dakota

Master of Science-Oceanography - Naval 
Postgraduate School Monterey, California

MAJOR COLLECTIONS:
1990,1992, 2002 and 2008 The Hawaii State 
Foundation on Culture and the Arts

INDIVIDUAL COLLECTIONS:
Brita Noelani Block, Carol Little John Chang, Keith & Lila Fujji, Col. David P. Montague, USAF(Ret), Ramsay, Susan Rogers-Aregger, Karla Lipp, Vicki Woods, Dominic Gattuso, Jr. , Bill & Janie Talvy, Stanley I. Cohen, Jennifer Rothschild, Bob & Elaine Bramen, Sharon Littlefield, Barbi Benton, Valerie & Werner Gerst, Leolani Malterre, Ron & Sanne Higgins, 
Michael Higgins, Kristi & Tom Dinell, Chris & Joan Davies, Diane L. Raleigh, Madalyn Purcell and Anne & Bob McKay

SELECTED JURIED EXHIBITIONS:
Association of Hawaii Artists Annual Aloha Art Exhibition Honolulu, Hawaii
1991,92,93,94,95,96,97,98,2002

Hawaii Craftsmen, Raku Ho`olaule`a Annual 
Exhibition Honolulu, Hawaii
1990,91,92,93,94,95,96,97,98,99,
2000,02,05,06,08

Association of Hawaii Artists Annual Contemporary 
Art Exhibition Honolulu, Hawaii
1991,92,93,94,95,96,97,98,99,2000,02

Hawaii Craftsmen Annual Exhibition 
Honolulu, Hawaii  1991,92,93,95,97,98,99,2000,
04,05,06,08

The Honolulu Japanese Chamber of Commerce Annual Art Exhibit Honolulu, Hawaii
1992,94,97,98,99,2002,08

Artists of Hawaii Annual Exhibit, Honolulu Academy 
of Arts Honolulu, Hawaii
1993,1994

Association of Hawaii Artists 1992 Spring Exhibition Honolulu, Hawaii
Association of Hawaii Artists, Art of Recycling Show Honolulu, Hawaii
1992 Honolulu Hale and on tour various Honolulu locations
Honolulu Advertiser Gallery, “For Love of Nature”, 
AHA Exhibit, May 2000 Honolulu, Hawaii

SELECTED NON-JURIED EVENTS: Ceramic Invitational Exhibit, Clay Hawaii Exhibition 
San Diego, California
March 1993 at The Art Collector

Pacific Handcrafters Guild Annual Membership 
Exhibits Honolulu, Hawaii
1992,93,94,95 - Ala Moana Center

North Shore Artist Studio Tours Haleiwa, Hawaii
2005, 06, 07 and 08

FEATURED ARTIST GALLERY SHOWS:
Waimanu Street Gallery November 1993 Honolulu, Hawaii
Arts of Paradise Gallery April 1995 Honolulu, Hawaii
The Gallery At Ward Center (Guest Artist) November 2000 Honolulu, Hawaii

GROUP EXHIBIT:
Honolulu Hale (City Hall) February/March 2000 Honolulu, Hawaii

TWO PERSON EXHIBIT:
Hawaii Pacific University Gallery May/June 1994 Kaneohe, Hawaii

SOLO EXHIBITS:
Ramsay Galleries November 1995 Honolulu, Hawaii
Art Plantation Gallery November 1998 Haleiwa, 
Hawaii

PUBLICATION:
RAKU- A Review Of Contemporary Work, by Tim Andrews, 1994
Raku second edition, by Tim Andrews, 2005

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS:
Association of Hawaii Artists, Hawaii Craftsmen (Chairman, Raku Ho`olaule`a 1997 & 1999), Pacific
Handcrafters Guild, Honolulu Academy of Arts, The American Ceramics Society, American Craft Council

President of the 
Haleiwa Arts Festival Organization

WORKSHOPS:
1996 Textural Concepts in Clay and Raku Firing, 
YWCA Honolulu, Hawaii
1996 Tools and Texture, Koko Head Potters 
Group, Honolulu, Hawaii
1996 Textural Concepts in Clay, University of Hawaii 
at Hilo Hilo, Hawaii
1996 Raku Firing, Art Plantation Gallery Haleiwa, Hawaii
1999 Slab Building & Texture, BYU, Hawaii Laie, 
Hawaii
2002 Hand building, Texture & Tools, 
Friends of Ala Wai Potters Waikiki, Hawaii

REPRESENTATION:
Cedar Street Galleries, Honolulu , Hawaii, Global Creations, KAI KU HALE LLC and Britton Gallery, Haleiwa, Hawaii, Island Treasures Art Gallery, Kailua, Hawaii and Maui To Go Gallery, Lahaina, Hawaii




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