About the Artist
A collection inspired by combing the shoreline for lost treasures and sea-worn pottery. The pieces imbue a sense of Victoriana or patterned ceramic tiles worn under foot. The mosaic-like appearance evokes a new story each time the pieces are used, intriguing the observer and allowing them to create their own story.
I am interested in the way the cultural references and social activities which surround eating and drinking effect the tableware choices we make. Creating pieces which can be used and enjoyed everyday, bringing a sense of ceremony and meditation to a 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 Make Southwest (Formally; Devon Guild of Craftsmen) and exhibits throughout the UK.