Welcome to Heather's Topic Page
I have been composing mainly using synthesizers since the 1980's though in more
recent years using shamanic drums, flutes, gongs, harps and monochords.
Most of my inspiration is drawn from the dramatic scenery of Devonshire and the moods
within me that this brings forth. At other times I meditate while playing and see what
how the music flows and what comes out. Sometimes I get songs coming to me in dreams.
I have enjoyed taking photographs since my teens and mainly like landscapes,
scenery and nature. It is not unusual these days for me to take around 300-500
photo's when I am out and about on the moorlands one afternoon here in Devon.
Crystals and Minerals
This is something that I have felt drawn to since the early 1970's, likely because
I have an older brother who was a geologist. I love the variety of all these amazing
minerals with their shapes, colours, textures and uses. I find it inspiring to learn of
the processes in nature that formed them and to witness the rocks of the landscape in
which I have lived all my life.
I love cats and they are a big part of my life though it was only since the late 90's that
I have been living with them. They are great companions and are loving as well as very funny at times.
Want to Discover Devon?
If you want to know more about the land of Devon then who better to ask than someone
who has lived there all their life. I have traced some of my ancestors in the area back
to the 1580's and much of my artistic inspiration springs from exploring the unique
landscapes and historical themes of the area. A few selected topics are covered on the
pages here so click the link and explore Devon...
Clay Tobacco Pipes...
Clay pipes came into fashion in Europe in the late 16th century and are important in
dating archaeological sites. Decorated styles often have artistic charm and display
important aspects of social history. So, click the link here and learn about
something you may not know anything about. I have collected them since the 1970's and
ended up with a career making them too.
A few photos of my garden through the seasons and years. My garden is an
important place where I relax and do things when I am not out and about on
the moorlands or on the coast. It is space also shared with the cats too.
My Pottery and Sculpture...
I have been doing pottery since around 1998 and have tried many techniques.
There is nothing quite like shaping a piece of clay into something when
the inspiration is flowing.