Born in Falkirk, Scotland.
Helen studied Ceramics at Edinburgh College of Art from 1974 until 1978, followed by Post-Graduate study of slip-cast work at Glasgow School of Art in 1978/79. She lives and works in the Scottish Borders, and exhibits thoughout the UK.
Helen is inspired by Victorian Staffordshire pottery, North and South American folk art, and Latin American magic realism. She constantly develops her themes with one piece leading to another in her distinctive individual style. She hand-models in earthenware and uses underglaze colour and scraffito technique with transparent glazes and gold lustre.
Her range includes cake stands, wall sconces, candlesticks, bowls, boxes and decorative pieces.