About Heidi Sowa

Influenced and intrigued by many realms of the applied arts, Heidi Sowa focuses on fine-tuning her intricately detailed artwork in ceramics and fibers. Sowa has worked as a professional fabricator in the commercial arts industry, incorporating a wide variety of mediums.

Heidi Sowa was born and raised in West Virginia.  In 2007, she moved from Pittsburgh, PA to the Pacific Northwest.    Currently residing in Portland, OR, Sowa is a member of Radius Studios, located in Portland's Historical Industrial District. In love with community and collaboration, Sowa engages with other artists to create beautiful one of a kind pieces; her personal artwork remains focused in the art of utility and function.


I am going to come back to West Virginia ... There’s something deeply-rooted in my soul. I like to think that I have left my ghost up one of those hollows, and I’ll never really be able to leave for good until I find it. And I don’t want to look for it, because I might find it and have to leave.”
— Breece D'J Pancake, in a letter to his mother