Working from a home studio on the Mid North Coast, Heather specialises in functional porcelain ceramics for everyday enjoyment, alongside unique original sculpture.
Her pieces are individually handcrafted either on the potter’s wheel and altered to her unique style, or created from hand rolled and hand printed slabs. With each process, she gives particular attention to the finishing and shaping of the surface and decoration to achieve the desired effect. Colour and glaze are carefully added to ensure each piece is both beautiful and functional to use. All items are fired twice to 1250 degrees Celsius or higher, which means they are perfectly safe for use in microwaves, ovens and dishwashers.
Inspired by the natural patterns and colours of forest and ocean environments, Heather attempts to capture the essence of the intricate and interwoven designs of nature and their positive effects on all living things. Her work often translates a sense of fluidity, life and adventure.
Heather holds a Bachelor of Fine Art specialising in ceramics, and has been exhibiting and selling her work domestically and internationally for over 15 years. She has also completed professional development creative residencies at The Sanskriti Kendra in New Delhi, India and at The Banff Centre, Canada.
Using her creative skills and a commitment to fostering artistic communities worldwide, her professional experience includes the fascilitation and instruction of a ceramic studio for adults with intellectual disabilities in Australia and the UK, arts administration, installation and events for the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA) and an exhibition committee member for Ceramics Victoria Inc. She has also enjoyed working with the local community through the Town of Canmore, Alberta planning, developing and delivering special events and the public art program.