Heather began her study of clay as a student of metalwork at Kootenay School of the Arts in Nelson, BC. This study and constant reference to metal continues in her soft slab porcelain and wood fired ceramics.
She is interested in the development of relationship created by placement and repetition, and the use of functional ceramics to create sculptural works. Her current body of work brings focus to form, function and simplicity of the utilitarian object.
Porcelain is notoriously difficult to work with in slab form, making what Heather achieves very impressive. Her careful touch, use of texture and stamping, acute sense of form and proportion makes is evident in every piece.
Heather is fortunate to wood-fire her work with Bruce Cochrane, renowned potter and former head of Ceramics at Sheridan College (Oakville). She is one of a new generation of Canadian potters who incorporate traditional techniques with contemporary ideas. She lives in Keswick, Ontario.