Heather graduated from Ulster University in 2003 with a BA Hons in Fine and Applied Art, specialising in textiles. She went onto gain a Masters in business studies in 2005.
Heather works across embroidery and knitted textiles as a Technician, she is also a practicing artist and makes product-based pieces along side exhibition work, with recent work showing in R-Space Lisburn. Her work is available through many local craft shops and galleries. She also serves as a management committee member for Craft Design Collective, which aims to develop and raise the profile of craft.