Helen grew up in an art-loving family and was a keen painter from an early age. It remains a passion, sketchbooks are filled on holidays, at weekends and whenever there’s a free moment.
Helen sketches in ink and paints in watercolor. Her expressive style tells a playful story of contemporary life.
Over time the question grew - could you make ceramic pieces as special which could be handled and enjoyed everyday - a 'Dailyware' range? And could you keep them handmade and exclusively designed and made in England? The answer was yes ... eventually! The production skills involved in a more commercial range proved quite different to those Helen had developed over the years with the Bespoke range. It was a steep learning curve, but Helen was fortunate to be able to work with some of the true experts in the field in Stoke-on-Trent, the traditional home of the UK ceramic industries.
The Dailyware pots are slip-cast from moulds of Helen’s wheel thrown forms. They are then bisque-fired, glazed and glaze-fired before being decorated with special lithographically printed ceramic decals of Helen’s hand-painted illustrations. A third and final firing melts the artwork into the glaze, so that it is tough enough for dishwashers, microwaves and everyday use.
The Dailyware range is designed and manufactured exclusively in England. Each piece is carefully handmade which means that there are very slight variations in appearance, but the quality control is very strict so each piece will be perfect in its own way.