Using the same inspiration as she does for her framed peices, Helen also makes a range of delicately made, painterly, porcelain brooches. Each piece is delicately cut, constructed and fired before a metal oxide wash is lightly brushed across the image, to capture form and depth. After this, a rich range of under-glaze colour is painted on and a transparent glaze added, before the second firing.
Helen’s work weave’s a subtle narrative from the colours and forms found in the rural environment of Co. Antrim.
“Tall grasses, delicate wild flowers and sculptural seed heads can all be seen in the hedges and fields where I live. By adding creatures, a landscape becomes a story.”