Helen Russell Creations…
Welcome to my world, where characters like the Blob Birds, Puffins and Buzzy Bees are waiting to meet you. Too many welly wearing hours, spent reading books with beautiful illustrations, have created a playful, happy land that welcomes visitors old and new. Come and join me and my creatures round the kiln as we share stories and happy memories through homeware, surface pattern, illustration and sculpture. Imagination is the only luggage you need!
A little bit about me…
I graduated from Manchester Metropolitan University in 2001 with a BA(Hons) in Three Dimensional Design. After 10 years working in arts marketing Helen Russell Creations was launched at the British Craft Trade Fair in April 2011. I love what I do! I’m so lucky to wake up in the morning excited about what the day will bring. Having your own creative business is hard work, but being busy keeps me out of trouble (well most of the time).
My brain is always ticking, which has its good and bad points. A love of illustration, animals, being outdoors and storytelling is central to my work and I spend lots of time in forests and up mountains, purely for research purposes of course!
As well as the natural world, I have a fascination with the way people ‘collect’ items to remember events, holidays and loved ones. I enjoy using animals and their behaviour to create scenes that echo human nature and hope that my work supports memories old and new.