Heather is a dressmaker, knitter, embroider, felt worker, maker of children‟s educational equipment, and hobbyist in a variety of other media. Hailing from South Canterbury and originally trained as kindergarten teacher Heather has had a long and distinguished career in early childhood education. After a wide variety of experiences overseas Heather arrived in Hawke‟s Bay in 1970 and has been involved in scouting, the Zonta Club and the Association of Presbyterian Women. Planning for retirement she gained a Certificate in Craft Design from the Hawke‟s Bay Polytechnic 1990. Since then Heather has enjoyed the challenge of submitting work to selected exhibitions throughout the country and has had work accepted in the Academy of Fine Arts, Hawke‟s Bay Craft Review, National Embroiderers Guild, National Textile Crafts Award 1993, Norsewear Art Awards, Hawke‟s Bay Art Review, National Potters 1992 Easter Show, Royal Easter Show, and National Quilt Exhibitions. Heather set up a small workshop studio at the Waiohiki Creative Arts Village in September 2007 where she is constantly availing herself of new technique learning opportunities by attending classes and courses offered locally. Design, textures, colours and experimentation in combining media to create expressive original works is her constant challenge and delight.

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