Heather Nameth Bren

Assistant Professor of Art & Design

A graduate of University of Northwestern, Heather returned to campus after pursuing a graduate degree at the University of Kansas in ceramics. During her graduate work, Heather studied abroad at Staffordshire University, UK, where she learned industrial ceramic techniques. Heather has shown her art locally, nationally and internationally and has been featured in Ceramic Monthly’s online exhibition of upcoming artists. In 2002, she received a Jerome Foundation Grant for her ceramic sculptures.

Specialty Areas

  • Ceramics: Mold Making, Ceramic Surface Decoration, Ceramic Raku Firing, Hand Building, Wheel Throwing
  • Sculpture
  • Drawing
  • Inflatables

Department and Teaching Responsibilities

  • Ceramics
  • Advanced Ceramics
  • Drawing I
  • Figure in Motion
  • Design Concepts
  • Honors Art Appreciation
  • Principles of Art


MFA., University of Kansas
International Studies, Staffordshire University, Stoke-on-Trent, UK
B.S., University of Northwestern (MN)


Office: Totino Fine Arts Center 3351
Phone: 651-286-7579
E-mail: hrbren@unwsp.edu