Helen Jones studied Art & Design at Harrow School of Art, working as a designer in London for 36 years, developing corporate branding for retail giants and also design for the music industry.
Since moving to Somerset 7 years ago, Helen has continued her work in design, but has recently rekindled her passion for ceramics and found a creative outlet where she can experiment with design and media. In her own words, “my first foray was working with clay and I was smitten, with sleepless nights and a head full of ideas… it became my creative focus.”
As an avid collector of ceramics and textiles from the 1950s and 60s, her love of design and texture is reflected in her pieces. “I have an endless sketchbook of patterns and ideas to apply to my ceramics. I love experimenting with matt and gloss techniques, mixing glazes, throwing and building shapes reminiscent of these eras.”
Her stoneware vases and decorative vessels are a nod to these eras and sit comfortably in today’s interiors, be they contemporary or eclectic. She has also developed a range of porcelain lights – delicate pierced hand made globes that create beautiful atmospheric light.
Her work is constantly evolving and she finds inspiration from fashion, textiles, textures and living on the edge of the dramatic landscape of the Exmoor National Park.