STAINED GLASS AND SCULPTURE
“Every commission is unique in its design concept; the feel of the artwork is inspired by the client, the brief and the building”
Helen’s desire to extend the artwork from the two dimensions of stained glass towards sculpture was developed during her studies of three-dimension design (glass and ceramics) at the University of Sunderland; a Centre of Excellence and the largest glass and ceramics department in Europe. The tangible nature of Helen’s sculptures in copper and brass emphasises the human scale of the artworks and acts as intermediary between the viewer and the stained glass – a parallel with the fascination shared by many Arts and Crafts designers in the relationship between two and three dimensional art. Examples of Helen’s sculptural work can be seen in York District Hospital, Merchant Taylors’ Hall, York and St Mary’s Church and Community Centre, Sheffield.