people memorable moments and events can have a profound
influence in the direction of where our lives are headed. Heather
Goldminc's moment came at the age of five. One day, her mother brought
Home a bag of clay which instantly captured Heather's interest. As she recalls
it, the stuff was cold, wet, gray and musty - hardly the stuff to inspire
a young girl. However, this raw lump of clay would soon become a reflection
of her soul, dancing through her dreams until given life by her hands.
Growing up in North Vancouver, B.C., she was inspired by a wealth of
life experiences, including being a competitive Highland dancer. Working
her way through art school, Heather juggled jobs as a dance instructor as
well as a salesperson in a shoe store. Her position at the shoe store
become another memorable moment in her life - her boss,Jean-Marc, would
become her husband! Before she realized it, Heather began to sell her
products to local gift stores and galleries, absolutely thrilled that her
creations gave many people tremendous joy.
In 1996, Heather and her family moved to a small island near Vancouver.
Thinking the island paradise would lead to a simpler life and shortened
schedule, the reality proved quite the opposite. With Heather and
working together to run the clay studio, it soon became one of the most
popular places for giftware on the island. After a busy three years,
Heather came to realize that she could not fulfill her developing artistic
dreams alone. As a result, the studio headed in a new direction. As if
fate itself intervened, Heather was approached by Blue Sky. Captivated by
her work and dedication to keeping its joyful spirit intact, Blue Sky
offered Heather a way to inspire collectors worldwide.
For Heather, it is a tremendous privilege and dream come true to see her work in the homes of people all over the world, touching the hearts of so many. Truly, Heather's story is an overnight success story that took a lifetime to blossom.
“When I was in art school the one thing I prayed for was that my work reflects a strong style. That prayer has been answered and is generally referred to as image, color rich and whimsical.” - Heather Goldminc