Meet our students – Heida Halldorsdottir

                                                                   heidi

                                               Heida Halldorsdottir
Roswell, Georgia since immigrating from Iceland to the US in 2005.

Figurative sculptor. Co-Founder of Cowgirl Studios in Alpharetta, Georgia. Figurative sculpture teacher at Clay-West Art Center of the City of Roswell, Georgia. Full-time ceramics graduate student at FHSU.

I am an artist; it took me a long time to be able to say that, but now I feel like I am. My first degree was in biology, but art was always calling me, so I went back to school and got my degree in art teaching. After that, I taught for few years and worked in the medical field in marketing. After I had moved to the US, I had the opportunity to become a full-time studio artist. However, I always felt like I needed more education and a group of friends that share my love for the medium. My work is about my native country, my belief in the hidden world and the soul world. I enrolled in this program as it was one of the few online programs in ceramics. I appreciate being able to work when I have free time, and I needed to be able to manage my time between school, work, my studio and my family. I like being able to manage my time and I also love meeting my teachers and my fellow graduate student that are doing different things than what I am doing. In this program, I have met people that love the “dirt” as much as I do. I am excited to see where they will fly in the future. After I started the program, I am applying to more shows, and pushing my work further. My professional life is more structured, helping me become a better artist.

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