Helen works with kiln formed glass and glass powders in her studio in the north west corner of the Wirral peninsula, creating textural, tactile glass artworks which are strongly influenced by her coastal location.
“I am an ‘accidental’ glass artist; having returned to university to study applied arts after a career in IT, I expected to specialise in ceramics (or maybe metalwork…) but there was something about glass that kept drawing me back.
My work is a response to the interplay of light and surface in the landscape and natural world around me. I am fascinated by textural surfaces and the way they change with the light; by the ever changing surfaces and light of the tidal landscape; by the contrast between the inner and outer surface of, say, a shell, or a piece of bark….”
Helen is very involved in her local arts community and is an active member of the small team which coordinates the popular annual Wirral Open Studio Tour. She is also a member of the Contemporary Glass Society, helping to coordinate the CGS Northern Hub occasional get togethers.
Galleries & Stockists
Please check with individual stockists for opening times and the range they have.
The LAKE Gallery, 52 Grange Road, West Kirby, Wirral CH48 4EF
Pippin 30 Haymarket Terrace, Edinburgh EH12 5JZ
Natural Crafts 10 Buccleuch Street, Melrose TD6 9LE
Drift 20 Main Street, Seahouses, Northumberland NE68 7RQ
Chapel Road Makery, 5c Chapel Rd, Penketh, Warrington WA5 2NA
The Whitaker Museum Haslingden Rd, Rawtenstall, Rossendale BB4 6RE
20-21 Visual Arts Centre Church Square, Scunthorpe DN15 6TB
I am pleased to support the Wildfowl and Wetland Trust; you will find a selection of my pendants in their gift shops.
Wholesale enquiries welcome – please contact me.