Heather is a well known beadwork artist and a popular tutor, with a love of sharing the origins and techniques of this fascinating craft. Teaching takes her on tours throughout the UK, Europe and the USA. Her work is regularly featured in books and magazines, and she has authored ten titles sharing her love of beadwork, research and history.
Heather’s career path began in the creative industry of textile design, working for studios both in the UK and USA. There followed a fascinating period as a magazine editor for textile and beadwork magazines; commissioning and working with leading artists and designers.
Heather now works from her studio in the west of England. There, she undertakes commissions, writes, creates, teaches via zoom, and continues her researches into the history of beadwork.
Her work is rooted in a thorough understanding of technique, whether it is a piece of pure beadwork, or a mixed media assembly.
Her work has been exhibited at Sotheby’s and is on display at the Museum of Beadwork in the USA.
I love doing workshops with Heather so , to have a whole week with her and a back drop of the Alps was a real treat.
A wonderful week of workshops with a wonderful tutor. Heather is a very calm, patient, talented tutor. Her designs are stunning, challenging, but so achievable. She openly helps you to think out of the box both with the piece you are working on and with colour. I am looking forward to next year can't wait.
I have been to a few of Heather’s classes over the years and she did not fail to live up to my expectations and had clearly put so much thought and effort into the class, the preparation of the “Colours of Love” book being a perfect example of this. I am delighted she will be back next year and yes, please sign me up!