photo by E Stahl

photo by E Stahl

An artist by trade, Heather also enjoys being a musician and a cave explorer.  She is known to be an excellent teacher and facilitator, and enjoys inspiring people to follow their dreams.  Living by example, she steers a course through the mysterious waters that are an artist's life.  Working collaboratively or individually, she is most at home when there is a little bit of dirt under her nails.

Heather’s claywork has been published (“From Mud to Music”, “500 Raku”) and featured in a nationally televised promo (US Cellular, 2010).  Her musical pursuits include percussion, especially of the Middle East & North Africa, where ceramic drums enjoy a longstanding tradition.  Outside of the studio, Heather appears frequently as a visiting artist at schools, museums and other venues in the Chicago area.