Helen is inspired by Victorian Staffordshire pottery, North and South American folk art, and Latin American magic realism. She constantly develops her themes with one unique piece leading to another in her distinctive individual style. She hand-models in earthenware and uses underglaze colour and scraffito technique with transparent glazes. She spends some of the year painting furniture and boxes, using acrylic paints. Commissions are accepted for both ceramics and painted pieces.
Helen was born in Falkirk, Scotland and studied ceramics at Edinburgh College of Art followed by Post-Graduate study of slip-cast work at Glasgow School of Art. She lives and works in the Scottish Borders, and exhibits in galleries in Scotland and England.