Heather Tobias

Having worked as an actress all my life, it is not surprising that I am drawn to people and the human condition. The past influences my work. I tend to explore groups of characters and their interaction. My enquiry can lead me to Elizabethan Courtiers, Reading jail Prisoners or Egon Schiele’s Women. I then create people who might appear historical in their reference but are in essence of our time.

In my practice I like to experiment by using different mediums. However, I am always drawn back to ceramics, in Sculptural forms or porcelain tiles that I have made. I use underglazes and oxides to create texture and colour and paint onto the form. The real magic occurs in the kiln when these glazes fuse together to create unexpected results for better or worse. I always open my kiln hoping the Kiln Gods have been kind.


2022, Society of Women Artists ,Annual Exhibition at the Mall Gallery London, September 7 to 1
2022, Decoram and Chilton Pottery Guild Exhibition, The Old Barn St Albans 9 to 11 of September
2021, Highgate Contemporary Art, November, December on line
2020 Burgh House Hampstead, February
2018 Living Crafts, Hatfield House May
2017, Edinburgh Art Fair 17-19 of November
2016, The Fareham Open Art Exhibition, Hampshire, 13 August, -10 September
2016 Society of Women Artists
Summer Exhibition at The Mall Galleries, 28 July- Sunday 7 August
2016 Bucks Open Studios 2015, 11 June- 26 June
2015 MK Calling, 3 July – 6 September, Milton Keynes, Bucks
2015, Evolve, Degree Show, 12 – 18 June Bucks New University
2015, 44AD, March23 -29 Group Exhibition, Bath Uk
2014, October31 – November 30, Lumen Prize Exhibition, The Onassis Cultural Centre of Athens, Greece
2014, July 18-August 1, Trebefydd House, Powys, wales UK
2014, June 10-14 Hong Kong, SAR, China. The Space, 210 Hollywood Road, Hong Kong
2014, March 18-22, Chelsea College of Art & Design’s Triangle Space, London England
2013, November 1 – 9, NYIT Gallery, 61 W61st, New York City, USA 2013, Lumen prize Gallery, Online International Competition for Digital Art.
2013, Bucks Open Studios, Wycombe Court Artists, Lane End, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire.
2013, Delineation, Bucks New University, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire. 2013, Fifth Plinth, Bucks New University, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire.
2012, Winter Exhibition, One Street Gallery, Great Missingdon, Buckinghamshire.
2011, Foundation Exhibition, Bucks New University, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire.
2010, Phoenix Studio Summer Exhibition, Towersey, Oxon.
2009, ‘All the World’s a Stage’ Obsidian Art Gallery, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire.
2009, Winter Exhibition, Bucks Potters and Sculptors, Amersham, Buckinghamshire.
2002, Inspired By Exhibition, V&A Museum, London. 2001, Inspired By Exhibition, V&A Museum, London.
2016, Residency, November 1 for 6 weeks at Guldagergaard, in Denmark, International Ceramic Research Centre

Please Contact Me If You Have Any Questions

I am happy to have studio visits.