About Me

My name is Helen and I am a potter living and working in Dorset, England. Over the years I've worked with many creative materials, hopping from one hobby to another- until I found ceramics and from the very start, I was entranced. 2019 I had my beautiful baby girl and I utilised maternity leave to really get stuck in with pottery- baby nap times have become my creative space. My converted shed and conservatory make up my home studio.

 

I find it fascinating how a messy muddle that is essentially a dollop of mud, can be sculpted, turned, coiled and crafted into things of deliberate shape and beauty. The complexity of the process intrigues me; cool clay, extreme heat, the chemistry of all those glorious glazes. Each one of my hand made creations is unique and I hope you enjoy them as much as I love making them. 

As someone who enjoys the outdoors and all that nature has to offer, I try to ensure that my materials and process are as environmentally friendly as possible- including using recycled packaging where I can. Of course ceramic items need to be carefully wrapped so it's not always possible to avoid plastic but I reuse as much as possible. 

Helen Walker Ceramics

Southbourne, Dorset, UK.

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