SIMPLICITY IN DESIGN


IN SIMPLICITY WE FIND THE BEAUTY, BECAUSE THE EYE CAN REST! WHEN THE EYE IS ABLE TO REST, THE SOUL CAN REST!

KRIS SCHIRMER
2009/10/14





12/7/10

TAKE A BATH IN YOUR CEREAL BOWL ...

CERAMIC ART BY HELEN BEARD











LET THE ARTIST TALK ...


 
 
Helen Beard’s distinctive pieces begin with drawings of quirky individuals and curious places, which she uses to illustrate her hand-thrown pots. By grouping the pots together, she likes to tell a story, creating whimsical scenes that capture the insignificant yet precious moments that make up our daily lives.

Every pot is individually thrown in Limoges porcelain on a potter’s wheel before being hand-painted. The pots are decorated using a technique that Helen developed to create an effect similar to watercolour and ink. Her freehand line drawing is transferred onto the pot using a form of relief print. Colour is painted over the drawing using different washes of ceramic stain, and finally the pots are dip-glazed and smoothed down ready for the final stage of firing. Each is unique – a work of art, but also a functional piece of domestic ware. 


For more information:

email info@helenbeard.com
or telephone +44 (0)207 4908520. 

























ALTHOUGH ALL OF THESE CUPS, PLATES AND BOWLS ARE FUN TO STUDY; THE SWIMMING POOL SCENARIOS ARE MY FAVORITES! 



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KRIS

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