Helen Beard

Helen creates her bespoke designs in her London studio. The bespoke porcelain pots are individually thrown on a potter’s wheel then hand painted. This painting process for bespoke pieces is notably difficult. To create the freehand outlines, Helen has developed a unique relief-print method using paper impregnated with black ceramic stains. Colour is then added as washes which are mixed using a palette of underglaze stains. It’s a real labour of love as the larger pieces can take days or even weeks to get right, but this technique allows her to create her beautiful hand painted porcelain. The aim is to create works of art for galleries, museums, private clients and luxury retailers. Notable clients have included the National Gallery, Jo Malone London and Fortnum and Mason.