Abby Heingartner, associate staff

I have been playing with clay since high school, when I took a ceramics elective and was instantly hooked. Pottery perfectly merges my desire for functionality with my appreciation of aesthetics, and I am constantly looking for ways to create objects of beauty that also work really well.

I have been a resident artist at Cub Creek Foundation in Appomattox, VA and at the Steel Yard in Providence, RI. I came to The Potters Shop & School in 2015.

My work is a mixture of wheel-thrown and hand-built functional pieces, primarily fired to cone 6. In addition to making and selling work, I love sharing my passion for ceramics with others through teaching.

For more information about me, visit my website at