Heather Murray lives in a quiet rural area of the small coastal town of Bar Harbor on Mt. Desert Island, Maine with her husband Jeff Butterfield.
Heather’s interest in the craft of making jewelry began in 1992 in the Blue Ridge Mountains of western North Carolina when she enrolled in an intensive course at the Penland School of Crafts. After graduating from the College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor in 1995, Heather attended several jewelry workshops at the renowned Haystack Mountain School of Crafts in nearby Deer Isle, Maine. She then worked for many years as a bench jeweler for Lisa Hall, a prominent Mount Desert Island artist. Each of these experiences provided invaluable opportunities for Heather to develop and refine her jewelry-making skills and they influence the inventive designs she produces today.
Heather feels fortunate to live in a beautiful natural environment and spends a great deal of time in nearby Acadia National Park, cycling, climbing, hiking, and skiing. A skilled rock climber, Heather has climbed extensively throughout the U.S. and worked as a rock climbing guide for Atlantic Climbing School for 12 years. Heather is also a trained yoga teacher and regularly teaches yoga and meditation classes at her studio, Eden Yoga Shala, in Bar Harbor and in other locations on MDI in the summertime.
Heather Murray ~ Jeweler is founded on the philosophy of personal adornment as a means to express the wearer's individuality and enhance their spirit. Heather's passion for yoga and the natural world infuse each piece with this intention.