Heritera was created out of a desire to reconnect with one’s heritage, artful roots and love of nature. It was named by combining two words, heritage and era, which serves to both honor the past but also represent the future. Heritera was founded in 2017 by Henni Cottle, a NJ-based visual designer and ceramist. Her handmade goods are inspired by her South American roots, nature, and art.
While clay is currently Henni’s primary medium, much of her work explores the balance between color, movement and negative space. Simple forms made in clay serve as an ideal canvas for her signature intricate, cultural and nature-inspired motifs.