Region:South West England

Technique:Casting, Kiln work, Leaded and stained


Discipline:Architectural, Fine art, Jewellery

Areas of Interest:Exhibition, Networking, Workshops

Country:United Kingdom

Helen Creedy

I graduate this year from Plymouth College of Art and look forward to presenting my work. Glass as a material seems to have magical qualities and I often lose track of time as I work with it. The pieces I create can be driven by an emotional response to a snippet of music, a glimpse of a beautiful work of art or often an issue that moves me and I specialise in one-off or limited edition contemporary pieces designed to inspire and provoke.

My latest work, the ‘Unhandy’ Collection combines cast and blown glass to create a limited collection of pieces inspired by arthritis and the affect it can have on being able to handle everyday objects.
Anyone who has ever tried to drink from the latte or espresso glasses favoured by most coffee shops will empathise with a person who suffers from arthritis or involuntary tremors in their hands.
What is fiddly for most of us becomes virtually impossible for them. I have heard of one lady who takes her own mug so she doesn’t have to suffer the embarrassment of spilling coffee everywhere.
The ‘Unhandy’ collection is a light-hearted comment on these annoying vessels.

'Recruitment' 2015 , Image: Cassandra Horsley

The 'Unhandy' Collection , Image: Paul Mounsley