Born and raised in Munich, Germany, Heike Brachlow received her BA in 2004 from the University of Wolverhampton, her MA in 2006 and her PhD in 2012 from the Royal College of Art in London. She primarily works as a self-employed artist from her studio at Parndon Mill, and as an educator, teaching short courses at various summer schools and in her studio. She has recently taken up the part-time post of research student coordinator in the Ceramics and Glass department at the Royal College of Art.
Heike’s often precariously balanced sculptures aim to physically engage: the viewer becomes toucher – invited by words or form, boldly or guiltily. Her work reflects her attraction to movement and transformation, both in colour and in form.