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Trained in photography and ceramics, Helena followed careers in theatre costume design, teaching and advertising before setting up as a ceramic artist and designer.
She lives and works in Newcastle upon Tyne, where she has a studio situated at the Ouseburn Valley, not far from the city's centre.
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"As with the work that I produce, my arts career has not taken a conventional path. I have chosen to follow my instincts more often than my head.
I studied ceramics at evening classes and I was funded by the Arts Council to set up a ceramics studio. In the three years that followed: I was selling at the world renowned store 'Mint' in Kensington; I had won the prestigious special judges' prize at the 2011 Mino Triennial; and captured the public imagination with my 'Tony Blair' project.
In 2015 I completed a dream commission, which was to work with an architect and to work overseas. The fact it also involved working with cats was a huge bonus. However, once it was completed, I no longer wished to repeat the making experience again. It is physically draining and had ceased to serve any purpose for me. It was simply back-breaking and arduous. It was not creative.
I then decided that I wanted to work both peripatetically and to employ makers. This is exactly what has happened. I completed my last commission with the support of 40 children and used the facilities of a school. I constructed an artwork from the thousands of tiny ceramic pieces produced by the pupils".