My ceramic work combines my sketches and observations of our everyday lives with a simple and fresh domestic pot. Looking at people, their actions and their surroundings, I illustrate the funny things from the way we live that bring humour and joy. Using my pots as a canvas, I boldly draw directly onto the white porcelain clay body. The forms and illustrations are sympathetic to each other, both with a nature that is slightly naïve. Each pot has a character of its own, some are whimsical, some cheeky and some are nostalgic, each telling their individual narrative.
The pots themselves are organic and young. Working with a Limoges porcelain I throw a soft white form, onto which a colourful illustration sits.’
Helen studied at Edinburgh College of Art (1998-2001). She has exhibited widely- Contemporary Applied Arts (London), Crafts Council Shop (London), Chelsea Crafts Fair (04).