Heather Tuttle     Salt Lake City, UT

Heather creates brightly colored whimsical faces, human and animal, that make you smile. Among other things, she builds ceramic masks, sculptures and papier maché magnets with wild hair and oversized noses.

The masks are hand-built ceramic that are high fired. They, along with the magnets and sculptures, are painted with acrylics and decorated with a variety of materials. Hairstyles and bird toppers are often made up of sticks, nylon, feathers, brushes, rubber or wire.

“I believe my current work displays the sense of amusement I find from the world revolving around me,” she says, “and of dealing with an often unpredictable head of hair."