Helen’s work is inspired by the observation of organic forms in nature. She makes drawings out in the landscape and develops these in her studio at home. The drawings provide the starting point for her pots, both in form and surface texture. The contemplative process of hand-building strengthens interaction with each unique developing form. Surface attributes of the pot evolve, both during building and in the elemental process of raku firing.
Helen initially studied Fine Art at the Ruskin School of Art and then trained to teach art at Goldsmiths' College. While at Goldsmiths she studied with Ursula Ströh-Rubens in the Ceramics Department, focusing on raku and smoke-firing techniques.
Helen continues to develop work in this area.