"My latest ceramics reflect on pressing issues such as environmental collapse , social collapse, and inner and outer strife. Earth materials like clay provide such a perfect metaphor for exploring these ideas. In the act of building and creating, I want to find beauty and harmony in piecing back together seemingly meaningless detritus of a collapsing world, reclaiming a tenuous and fragile feeling of meaning and purpose."
"From the earth, about the earth.
Porcelain Sculptures that link the energy of fabrication and heat with the vulnerability of time and erosion."
"The marriage of engaged passion and philosophical reflection in Heinemann's art has borne wise fruit, by calling into question of what we thought ceramic art is, or ought to be. Heinemann plays a high mental game with the volumes and masses of his tradition." Margaret Cannon , Thinking in Clay ,pp14-16 , Ontario Craft, July/August 96