West Kirby based artist Helen Smith works with kiln formed glass, often combining it with printmaking and with stitch, to explore the interplay of light, surface and texture. She draws inspiration from natural forms, from the wide horizon and beautiful light of the Dee estuary, and from the contrasts to be found at the boundaries of water, land and sky.
After a first career in IT during which she maintained a passion for art and textiles, Helen graduated in 2013 from Glyndwr University in Wrexham where she studied Applied Arts, specialising in glass. Her degree show work was selected for the annual exhibition of the Society of Designer Craftsmen at the Mall Galleries in London.
Helen now works in a studio at the bottom of the garden, aiming to create pieces which evoke an absolute sense of calm and space, whilst working in a somewhat cramped and chaotic environment.