Helen Butler

Location: Wirksworth   /  Genre: Ceramics and printmaking

Artist Statement

I am both a potter and a printmaker. My influences are from nature and pattern. I work in porcelain paper clay that I make myself and I love the translucency that I can achieve with this. I press seed-heads and other items into the clay to pick up the often very delicate details. This is then coloured using oxides and stains. I also print directly onto the clay with ink that I make myself. I produce both functional and decorative pieces.
My prints are produced from collagraphs that I make using seeds and seed-heads to show the same details as in my ceramics.

Venue Information

The National Stone Centre
Porter Lane

For satnav enter National Stone Centre. Entrance on B5035 Cromford to Carsington road. From Cromford turn right off B5036 at top of Cromford Hill. From Wirksworth turn left off B5036 after going under old railway bridge. Entrance 500m on left.

Disabled access is partial