Gwen Heeney (1952, UK) is based in Welshpool, Wales. She gained a BA in Ceramics from the University of the West of England in 1974 and an MA in Ceramics from the Royal College of Art, London in 1989. She was Research Fellow in Architectural Ceramics at the Centre for Ceramic Research, Cardiff Metropolitan University, Wales (1989-91). She is a senior lecturer at the University of Wolverhampton and currently researching for a PhD in the Fine Art Department of Newcastle University.
In 2009, in collaboration with designer Vicky Shaw, Gwen Heeney won the Built Environment Award at the British Ceramics Biennial.