Young professional artist living and working in Highland Perthshire, Heather is a designer who recycles industrial and agricultural scrap metal into sculptures reflecting the natural world.

After leaving Breadalbane Academy, Aberfeldy in 2000 Heather followed her interest in horses and took a job on Goodwood Estate,  West Sussex, working for a top dressage trainer.   She returned at the end of the summer season for a short break , and while at home ,her mother, Morag B. Cumming (metal sculptor and painter at the Keltneyburn Smithy Gallery) offered Heather a few weeks work . It was  then that Heather discovered a passion for sculpture and design.
 
Since then she has gone from strength to strength. Her work has featured widely in the national media, and examples of her work can be found worldwide.  She has  created a number of sculptures for restaurants and other public spaces as well as many large private commissions.

In 2005, Heather was invited to Tanzania. Her role there was to teach creativity to a group of Tanzanian polio victims making metal sculpture.  Heather’s two month visit culminated in a successful exhibition of work which helped ensure the survival of the project.  This was documented by BBC online and Africa woman G8 special edition.  Her work will continue in 2007, when she returns to Tanzania to further develop the project.

This African project has greatly influenced Heather’s current work, and was Invited Artist at The Edinburgh Art Fair in Nov 2006 and 2007, in her first year she successfully exhibited a pair of very tall giraffes as the centre piece in the main hall. 

Heather’s work can currently be seen at the Keltneyburn Smithy Gallery, where she has a permanent exhibition in the intimate gallery space ,and also outside in the natural landscape.  In addition she will be exhibiting at the Peter Potter Gallery, Haddington in April 2007.  If you are interested in Heather’s work, please feel welcome to contact her either by phone or in person at  the Keltneyburn Smithy Gallery, Aberfeldy