Helen fell in love with clay while at Edinburgh College of Art. It was the immediacy of clay, the smooth texture and its ability to move and react to your every touch that, in the end, resulted in her finding a career as a potter. Later, under the supervision of Edmund de Waal, she was introduced to porcelain and learnt to throw on the potter's wheel.
Now based in Clerkenwell where she makes, draws, designs and sometimes teaches. "I love the local area and find it inspires much of my work here. There are all sorts of characters who crop up again and again on my pots, from swimmers at Ironmonger Row baths to market traders at Smithfield market."
She likes to tell a story - creating whimsical scenes that capture the insignificant yet precious moments that make up our daily lives.
Photo credit: the artist and Laura Edwards