I have noticed that to some people/artists, that it is not cool to love or use the heart shape. Then there are some that see hearts everywhere. I am fascinated by the the heart shape and come across it often and many times use it in one of my pieces. The hearts, in the two photos below, are coral pieces that I found on the beach in Hawaii when I was there for Marilyn Radzat's Art Retreat.
Years ago I took a ceramics course at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, NY. The professor was teaching us hand building and told us to make a shape that had a meaning to us. I made a small heart shaped vessel. When it came out of the kiln it was a lovely red and blue. I proudly showed it to the professor, he lifted it to his sleeve and said "Are you wearing your heart on your sleve" I gather that he was not impressed...to tell the truth I was a little embarrassed. He, I think, is above the heart shape.