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Vicki Lynn Heller

Biography to Display: 

1954 Born Chicago, Illinois 


1975 BFA University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 

1982 MD Harvard Medical School, Cambridge, Massachusetts  


1982–1986 Ob/Gyn Residency, Brigham and Woman’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts  

1988 Fellow, American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Washington, District of Columbia 

2020 Harvard Ceramics Program, Resident Artist, Allston, Massachusetts  



1986-2013 Clinical Faculty, Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts  

2014 - present Ceramic Sculptor 



Vicki Heller is known for hand-built figurative stoneware sculpture, with emphasis on the human body. Surface techniques include the use of wax and underglazes to create and enhance the surfaces. 

Heller’s previous career as an ob/gyn physician informs her work: “My patient now is a mass of clay, and the births are of sculpture.”1 




Artist's Studio: Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard.


Typical Marks

vheller written in black script on base of sculpture. 

Tiny Dancer
Form: Sculpture
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Mixed Methods
Dimensions: 27.5 x 24 x 12 inches
Surface Technique: Underglaze, Wax Resist
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP

Citation: McGee, Donna. "The Marks Project." Last modified May 23, 2023.