Material: Mixed Media | Location: Herefordshire
Helen is an artist Basketmaker, creating contemporary functional and sculptural work from natural materials. Utilizing skills and techniques drawn from traditional basketry, she recently graduated from BA Contemporary Design Crafts at Hereford College of Arts.
“From the first time I made a basket I was hooked! The smell, the feel of the willow and the pattern and repetitive strokes just came naturally to me. It can become mesmerizing, and addictive and the possibilities are endless. I love the sustainability of the craft and grow a lot of my own willow, feeling grateful each winter when I come to harvest the rods how circular the process is, the baskets and artworks I create can go back to the earth at the end of their long lives and nourish the ground once again.”