Hi, I'm Helen. Welcome to my Website.
I live in the country in North Eastern Victoria (Australia) not far from Albury/Wodonga.
I’ve been working with clay since the mid-nineties.
My life is slow and busy, simple and contemplative.
I divide my time between my home and garden, my claywork and my pottery students, my imagination and my making.
Apart from clay I like to dabble in drawing, origami and dressmaking. We have a productive vegetable garden and I like cooking.
I’m predominantly a vessel maker, both functional and decorative.
My simple bowls and flatware are Zen inspired. ‘Keeping it simple’ is my mantra.
For my decorative work I like ‘primitive’ decorating and firing techniques - bonfiring, blackfiring, and simple raku firing.
For my more sculptural work, busts and occasional wall-pieces, I sometimes use artists acrylic paints, and I have to admit to a liking for glitter.
I think beauty is an important quality.
My work is all ‘one-off’. Each piece is unique.