Heather Belcher

Heather Belcher is an artist specialising in hand made felting processes. She exhibits and teaches nationally and internationally and is represented by the Contemporary Applied Arts Gallery in London. She has work in a number of public collections including the Crafts Council and Nottingham Castle Museum and Art Gallery.

Describe your approach to teaching

I like to create a friendly environment in which students are encouraged to explore, experiment and develop ways to generate a personal visual language.

What inspires your own work?

My own work is inspired by the histories and processes associated with hand made felt and particularly with it's reference to the human figure through early felt body 'coverings'.

Help preserve our future

West Dean is part of a registered charity and relies on the support of generous donors, friends, legacies to help us deliver world-class education in conservation and the creative arts and maintain our award-winning gardens.

Find out how you can help support us