Award winning artist Helen Whittaker MA AMGP creates artwork in a variety of styles:
Figurative, Abstract and Sculptural. Helen works in partnership with the client, drawing inspiration from the brief, the building and the setting.

Helen Whittaker creates energy and movement in her designs, successfully intertwining modern and traditional styles. She designs and makes stained glass windows and architectural sculptures in copper and glass, and is equally at home working in ecclesiastical and secular settings.

Helen has over 20 years experience in stained glass creation and restoration painting. She is Creative Director at the highly acclaimed Barley Studio, where all work is carried out in-house in the purpose-built Studio in York.


Barley Studio under the leadership of Keith Barley MBE offers a complete service from conception to installation of the highest quality.
Helen Whittaker, the studio’s inspired creative designer has the gift of turning a written brief into a window of outstanding artistic merit as brilliantly shown in the window she designed for the Royal Air Force Club, turning a ‘dead end’ into the artistic focus of the building.

Wing Commander Michael Gilbert, Chairman Art Committee RAF Club