Heidi Marx (she/her) is a ceramic artist working mainly in translucent porcelain using the nerikomi technique to create intricately patterned works with intense colours. Nerikomi (also called neriage) is a ceramic process originating in Japan. It involves staining clay (in this case porcelain), stacking the coloured clay in various configurations, and then slicing through these stacks (called canes or rods – similar to millefiori glasswork) to reveal patterns. These patterns can then be combined to create even more elaborate patterns. Heidi started studying ceramics in her twenties, but was unable to continue working in clay while she completed a doctorate degree in Philosophy and another in History (she works as a Professor in Religious Studies and Associate Dean at the University of Manitoba). She returned to pottery in 2020 and discovered her love for nerikomi while handbuilding at home during the COVID 19 Pandemic.