Collection: Helen Kemp

Informed by immersion in the elements, through swimming, walking and gardening, Helen's pieces playfully illustrate human interaction with nature, and the necessity of caring for our environment. Some do this using mythical forms, like mermaids and the half bird, half person harpie.

As a student of ceramics, she was inspired by slip-cast Staffordshire figures, and studied this technique at post-graduate level in Glasgow. That influence is still evident, but now all pieces are hand-modelled, sometimes in series, but each unique. Further inspiration comes from Mexican ceramics and trees of
life, with their mermaids, angels and exotic plants.