Heather McCaig is a flameworked glass artist from Ontario, who now lives near Sussex, New Brunswick. Heather is entirely self-taught and at the forefront of flameworked fine art in Atlantic Canada. Through her work, she hopes to portray the fragility of our natural world and inspire a need for its protection.
Heather is the 2022 Nel Oudemans Award winner. She has received a scholarship to the Pittsburgh Glass Center in the United States and generous support from the New Brunswick Arts Board (ArtsNB). In August of 2021, Heather displayed her gallery series titled Shadows, a statement about Canada’s threatened ecosystems and the climate crisis at AX: The Arts and Culture Centre of Sussex. This exhibition was selected by Canadian Heritage and the Department of Tourism, Heritage and Culture to represent New Brunswick in a virtual exhibition at the Frankfurt Book Fair in Frankfurt, Germany. Heather’s upcoming solo exhibition Together we Bloom will be on display at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery in January, 2023.
Heather is an active board member and the secretary with the New Brunswick Crafts Council (Craft NB). As well as an exhibitions committee member and board member with AX: The Arts and Culture Centre of Sussex.