H e l l o
I'm Helena, the maker behind the clay.
My journey into ceramics started following a course and membership at the beautiful East London studio, Turning Earth. As my hands sunk into the clay while the dappled light streamed in through the clay-smeared windows and onto the brick walls of the old Hoxton railway arches, I finally felt like I was home.
Following two hugely influential and inspiring years at Turning Earth, I relocated with my now Husband, Robin to Vancouver, Canada and we are now building our home in the beautiful countryside in Summerland in the Okanagan valley where we live with our golden retriever, Finlay.
I take my inspiration from the imperfections in the natural world. A world that embraces the weathered, the wild and the wonderful. It is the rawness and authenticity of these imperfections that I aim to capture in my work. My aesthetic focuses on soulful, minimal pieces that add interest to a home, without detracting from it.
I have worked with both concrete and clay and like the contrast between the industrial, instantaneous, cool properties of concrete and the softer, more malleable quality and immersive experience that comes with clay.
With a focus on the environment and sustainability, I strive to reduce waste wherever possible and all products are shipped in recycled and recyclable, eco-friendly boxes.
I hope you get as much enjoyment from using my work as I do from creating it. Please contact me with any questions, requests, or inquiries you may have.