Helen is a ceramic artist with her roots deep in South Africa. She is inspired by South African landscapes, colour, texture and human condition. She is a textile designer, printmaker, painter, jeweller and potter.
After she completed her B. Tech in surface design at the Cape University of Technology in 1988, she spent the subsequent eleven years in the formal commercial sector of fashion and homeware design. In 1999 she undertook a short course in ceramics. Essentially a self-taught artist, she now moves seamlessly between clay work, painting and printmaking. Her ceramics have earned her a loyal following and are housed in numerous international collections.
Candleholders, vessels, vases, bowls and wall-mounted pieces... From the most sculptural vessel to the most precious tiny bowl, all receive the same dedicated nurturing through their baptism of fire.
Blogger's Note: This is one of our family's favorite spots to visit. Helen's studio is in the same building as The Maker's Brew. Art, Beer and the best pizza I have ever tasted. Everybody wins.