The way an object feels to hold and use are important considerations for Helen while shaping a vessel on the throwing wheel, or creating a handbuilt piece of sculpture; her aim is to capture the sense of fluidity of the raw clay within the finished piece.
In her functional pieces, Helen is interested in the way our cultural references and the social activities that surround eating and drinking effect the tableware choices we make. Her aim is to create pieces which can be used and enjoyed everyday, bringing a sense of ceremony and meditation to familiar activity, such as drinking the first cup of tea of the day.
Helen studied Art and Design at Loughborough College of Art, specialising in ceramics and gaining a B.A. Honours. Her studies continued by attaining a place at the Royal College of Art, graduating in 1995 with a Degree of Master of Arts.
Helen lives and works in Devon and is a selected member of the Devon Guild of Craftsmen and widely exhibits throughout the UK.
A collection of Helen's work is available in the gallery, please contact us for more information.