Helen Harrison Ceramic Vase

Helen Harrison – Artist Statement

Helen’s ceramics are individually designed and hand-crafted in her Devon based studio. Since graduating from the Royal College of Art in 1995, she is exhibiting in a number of galleries throughout the UK and is a selected member of the Devon Guild of Craftsmen.
Her aim is to create pieces which can be used and enjoyed everyday, bringing a sense of ceremony and meditation to familiar activity, such as drinking the first cup of tea of the day. The way an object feels to hold and use are important considerations for her while shaping a vessel on the throwing wheel. It captures the sense of fluidity of the raw clay within the finished piece.
Design concepts come from many places, including modern architecture, which is influential in the shaping of the larger sculptural dishes. Also nature and the coastline hold a great fascination to Helen, the logarithmic spirals of sea shells, curves of the sail of a boat gliding through the sea, are assimilated into the shaping of her product designs.

Helen is interested in the way our cultural references and the social activities that surround eating and drinking effect the tableware choices we make.