Heather Campbell considers her work “an extension of life experience, designed with complexity while remaining beautifully simple.” Using polymer clay as a unifying element in her work she stretches the boundaries of both the polymer clay and mixed media genres to merge the best of both. She refers to her style as Bohemian Nouveau, combining the “Free spirited” characteristics of the Bohemian lifestyle with the free flowing decorative motifs of the Art Nouveau movement. While creating herself or teaching others she emphasizes imagination and self expression.
“The creation process is personal to every Artist, from their unique vision of the world to the actual materials they choose to express themselves.” Heather Campbell lives with her husband in a late 1800’s Victorian home along the Logan River in Cache Valley Utah. The Purple Door studio is located in the old summer kitchen that is separate from the main house which is near the river that runs through her back yard. In this lovely setting, she feels” lucky to have such a wonderful space to inspire me as I practice my art.”
Heather comes from a family that has always encouraged creative thought and artistic experimentation. Spending many years in the Arts and Crafts industry working with oil, watercolor, ceramics, wood and metals, her discovery of polymer clay has been an exciting addition. She has an eclectic taste and passion for antiques which blends in beautifully with the versatility of polymer clay when creating her assemblage pieces. All of her jewelry and sculptures are original, one of a kind, unique and intricate. She says ”I strive to nurture the creative passions in myself and others, encouraging beauty, art, culture, peace, and harmony in a world that is so thirsty for positive energy and a reason to smile.”
Heather has been featured in several magazines such as Bead & Button, Art Jewelry, and Polymer Café. She has received awards from the National Polymer Clay Guilds Progress and Possibilities. Heather has had her work featured in group exhibits as well as a solo show at the Finch Gallery at the Art Barn in SLC Utah. Collections of her Jewelry can be found at the Sundance Art Shack Gallery along with the Art Institute at Thanksgiving Point In Utah. Her Assemblage pieces are represented by Artful Home Gallery and also Xanadu Gallery Studios in Scottsdale Arizona. Currently her large wall sculpture “Lost Treasure is being featured and received a Merit Award at the Springville Art Museum Spring Salon show 2011 In Springville Utah.