Region:South East England

Technique:Casting, Cold work, Kiln work

Occupation:Artist, Student

Discipline:Decorative, Sculptural

Areas of Interest:Education, Exhibition, Techniques

Country:United Kingdom

Helen Restorick

I am an artist working with and exploring the properties of kiln-formed glass as a material, often with reference to a biological theme. I have a background in medicine and genetics, but I am now a full-time glass artist based in Surrey. I completed my MA (Glass) in 2023 at the University for the Creative Arts, Farnham.

My current work explores flow patterns in glass and has been developed during my Masters Degree. Glass is a fascinating material with unique properties. I approach my work in a methodical and scientific way to push these properties to the full. By learning about and controlling the viscosity of glass, I have been able to create novel and intriguing patterns. These patterns of flow were initially inspired by blood flow in the human body but have move beyond this to inform flow in a variety of contexts both in the natural world and human psychology. I want to find beauty in the finished piece, and I want to invoke engagement with the viewer.

Square Interaction

Path Through Turbulence , Image: Agata Pec

Evolving Blastocyst

Heathland Flow


Trio of Vessels

A Contrasting Pair , Image: Agata Pec