Heather works mainly in terra cotta, producing pieces that are whimsical, often mythical, and sometimes humorous. Her work involves functional pottery and sculptural pieces, ranging in scale from majolica-decorated wine goblets to larger hand-built narrative sculptures. She graduated from Alfred University, New York. Her work is in numerous private collections and public galleries, and has been exhibited widely. Heather and her husband, Roger, own Kerslake Pottery in Horseshoe Valley.