A passion for everything relating to tea and tea drinking is the original inspiration for Helaina’s work. Researching the ceremonies and rituals of drinking tea in bygone eras Helaina soon realised it was the elegance of the Edwardian era that captured her imagination… the images and graphics of the day all helped her define the elements of the Edwardian period which she found most inspirational.
These led to very fine and elegant pen and ink drawings which naturally lend themselves to translation into wire and from 2D into a lively 3D existence, with depth and movement.
No two pieces created are ever the same, every piece is unique and individual!
Graduating from Herefordshire College of Art and Design in 2006 with a BA, (hons), in Design Crafts, and now produces her award winning wirework drawings and sculptures from West Yorkshire.