Heather Crompton was born into a large family of creatives, clerics and academics. She spent her early life moving around the country and developed an interest in the huge range of people she met. When the family came to rest in Huddersfield she studied art at Greenhead College and the Highfields annex of Huddersfield Technical College, before gaining a BA (Hons) in Painting and Printmaking from Psalter Lane, Sheffield Hallam University. Following creative explorations in installation, text and found objects based around identity and mental health she began to explore carving in wood and stone, progressing from small hand tools to chainsaws. Since then she has worked on a wide variety of projects which have included public spaces, private gardens, schools, parks, ecclesiastical works, public carving events both here and abroad, constructions, memorials and fine art pieces for private commissions.
Currently working predominantly in wooden figurative sculpture Heather spans three main areas of work: community and group works, involving workshops and collaboration; public and private commissions, particularly large scale chainsaw and stump carvings; and her ongoing studio work. Please contact for further information or to discuss your project.