Biography / Artist statement
Helen’s work includes functional and sculptural ceramics. She typically uses hand building techniques, including slab building, slip casting and sprigging, and use a variety of clays depending on the objective of a piece. Decoration can be pared back to focus on surface texture or can be built up in layers using underglaze colours, glazes, decals and lustres.
Helen’s sculptural work is often conceptual, addressing social and economic trends and division, as well as personal issues of identity and belonging. It also reflects an interest in the news, media, and the changing nature of influence in society. Her current functional range of sushi platters was born from a commission and inspired by the importance of place, people, and the sharing of meals, to our wellbeing. She also makes a range of ceramic buttons perfect for knitting, sewing, and craft enthusiasts.
Helen has an HNC in 3D Design: Ceramics (Distinction) from Richmond Art School and a professional background in journalism and public relations.