Helen lives and works in Cape Town, South Africa; a country she describes as “so diverse and stimulating it can only inspire innovation.”
She trained as a textile designer, so pattern, rhythm, texture and colour are all in her blood. Sgraffiato or scratchings run through her work as red threads and provides a vital link to all her ceramics.
A colour palette of royal blue, red, aloe green, bronze, black and pewter contrast with her whitewashed raw clay to create a contemporary appeal whilst still retaining an earthy aesthetic.
Helen is interested in the cross-pollination of media, so her studio is an evolving laboratory of clay, cloth, paper and metal as well as the spaces in-between.
She has recently taken to painting as well and has held recent solo shows in Franschhoek.