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.  Working collaboratively or individually, she is most at home when there is a little bit of dirt under her nails.  Also an avid traveler, Heather sneaks away from time to time to walk in a forest, climb a mountain, or visit friends- actively seeking experiences with sketchbook at hand.

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 as a visiting artist at schools, museums and other venues in the Chicago area.