Originally from Philadelphia, Heidi Kreitchet has been actively wood-firing ceramics for the past 25 years. Kreitchet received her BFA in ceramics from Northern Arizona University focusing on wood-fired ceramics. From 2004 to 2006, Kreitchet was fortunate to assist renowned ceramic artist, Don Reitz, in Clarkdale, Arizona. By watching and absorbing Reitz's skillful, hand building techniques, she was inspired to push her own sculptural ideas with clay. She completed an MFA at Utah State University under the guidance of John Neely and Dan Murphy. In 2011, Kreitchet was asked by David Armstrong, Founder of the American Museum of Ceramic Art (AMOCA) to establish AMOCA Ceramics Studio in Pomona, California. From 2011 to 2021, Kreitchet and her talented team had passionately built a thriving and energetic ceramics studio in Southern California. From 2016 to 2021, she established R x R Gallery at her live/work unit located at the Pomona Packing Plant. Currently Kreitchet is a Visiting Artist at NAU for the fall semester of 2023.