Canadian ceramic artist Steven Heinemann (RCA) lives and works near Cookstown, Ontario.
Since completing his MFA (Alfred University, 1983) he has taught widely in Canada and the U.S.A. In addition, numerous residencies have taken him from Canada (Banff Centre) to the U.S.A. (Cranbrook Academy), Holland (EKWC), Hungary (ICS), and Korea (JINRO), among others.
Heinemann has exhibited continuously since his first solo exhibition at the Ontario Crafts Council in 1982. He is currently represented by five galleries in Canada, Europe, U.S.A, and his work is in numerous public collections. These include the Victoria and Albert Museum (London), Museum Of Fine Arts (Boston), Icheon World Ceramic Centre (Korea), National Museum of History (Taiwan), the Museum of Art and Design (New York), Museum Boymans van Beuningen (Rotterdam), and The Contemporary Museum (Honolulu).
He has received many national and international awards including the Bavarian State Prize (Germany), the Juror's Award (Mino, Japan) , Fletcher Challenge (New Zealand) and in 1996 was granted the Saidye Bronfman Award, Canada’s highest recognition of achievement in contemporary craft.