NARRATIVES: a new collection of work for Ceramic Art London
In this new body of one-of-a-kind porcelain, created especially for Ceramic Art London, Helen continues to explore her unique approach to illustration and story telling. Her narratives unfold across the surfaces of wheel thrown porcelain vesselsand hand built objects: each piece depicts a scene from a wider story told in conversation with neighbouring forms.
For this collection her cast includes creatures from the zoo, wildlife from London parklands, together with the characters which have long captured her playful imagination.
Ceramic Art London continues to be the leading international ceramics fair in London, showcasing the very best ceramics from around the world.
Happy 2018! We are welcoming in the New Year with the launch of Helen's collaboration with Jo Malone London. The London illustrated Hand Cream Trio has finally landed in the shops. It has been such an enjoyable project thanks to the lovely people at JML. The brief was to create an illustration which said London. Helen chose the morning commute across London Bridge battling the elements, umbrellas and all.
Read more about the collaboration on The Talk of The Townhouse magazine, Jomalone.com
We are delighted to be exhibiting at Made London again in October this year. This is always a stand-out event showcasing the best of British and International Craft and Design.
Staged at the magnificent One Marylebone on the edge of Regent's Park, this is a show not to be missed.
We're busy preparing lots of lovely new work to show you so we hope to see you there!
Find us on stand 89, Soane Hall 1 Marylebone Road, London, NW1 4AQ
YOU'RE INVITED! JOHN LEWIS ETSY TAKEOVER
Banish those boring bank holiday plans NOW and get ready to kickstart a weekend of jam-packed fun as we takeover the John Lewis rooftop in their Oxford Street flagship store, London. We're proud to be a part of their vibrant GardeningSociety line-up for the August bank holiday weekend, come and join us, take in those incredible city views and take the chance to buy from twenty of Etsy's finest designer-makers (us included)....
DAILYWARE range now available on Etsy.
Since opening our shop on Etsy in April, we are delighted to announce we have been nominated as a finalist for the best Etsy Newcomer Award in the Etsy Awards 2016!
You can visit our new shop here!
MAISON ET OBJET, PARIS
We are thrilled to be launching our brand new DAILYWARE range in the new year. Our showcase can be found in "NOW" Hall 7 at Maison et Objet, Parc d'exposition, Paris from 22nd - 26th January 2016.
It's finally ready..... Helen Beard DAILYWARE: beautifully illustrated porcelain tableware, handmade in stoke-on-trent, England.
Helen's unique painted scenes of British life bring charm and wit to this delightful collection of ceramics. The range includes pigeons on egg cups, boats and houses on bowls and a London bus and taxi on a mug.
photograph: Laura Edwards
We have a 3 page spread in Chinese publication China Ceramics Illustrated this month. Beautiful photography by Laura Edwards (lauraedwards.net).
AFFORDABLE ART FAIR - HAMPSTEAD
Helen is returning to the Affordable Art Fair in Chelsea with Cornwall Contemporary art gallery. Her exhibit this year includes some of her favourite swimmers in the form of vases and mugs, as well as market cylinders and some tiny London character pots. Open from 11th - 14th June.
JOANNA BIRD GALLERY
Helen is also exhibiting at Joanna Bird's gallery as part of her Midsummer Magic: Titania's enchantment exhibition, running from 16th - 26th June. Helen's pieces include some of her more whimsical characters, wild flowers, London foxes and squirrels and pirate children.
We open the studio at MADE IN CLERKENWELL
Made in Clerkenwell, the biannual open studio event at Craft Central this year coincides with London Craft Week. Helen's studio will be open throughout the event with her work also on show in the exhibition space at Craft Central.
Helen will be demonstrating her making methods on Friday 8th May at 5pm in the gallery downstairs.
Venue: Studio 34 Craft Central 33 -35 St. John's Square London EC1M
Opening times: Thursday 5 - 8 pm, Friday / Saturday / Sunday 12 - 6 pm
LIVE DEMONSTRATIONS at Fortnum and Mason
Helen has been invited back to this prestigious shop as one of the Walpole Crafted Alumni. As well as exhibiting her 'One of a kind' ceramics, Helen will be demonstrating how she decorates her work, showing her unique technique of printing and painting on to bisque ware clay. A selection of Helen's dailyware ceramics range will also be available to buy in the store.
The Live Demonstrations are set to be a highlight of London Craft Week, a new annual event showcasing exceptional craftsmanship through a journey-of-discovery programme. It will feature hidden workshops, celebrated makers, other lesser known makers and highly specialised skills alongside famous shops, galleries and luxury brands.
Venue: 181 Piccadilly, London W1A
Demonstration: 2 - 3.45pm
And finally..... DON'T MISS CERAMIC REVIEW THIS MONTH!
We have a double page spread in their May - June issue 2015
Sue Herdman says, "Helen Beard has gained a reputation for her affectionate drawings of the people she observes around London, which then appear on her pots."
Ceramic Art London 17 - 19th April
Showcasing entirely new work, this will be Helen's first major international fair in four years. Continuing Helen's fascination with London and all it's eccentricities, she has mapped out the city with characters old and new, featuring major institutions such as the Royal Academy and better kept secrets the Horniman Museum and Tooting Bec Lido. Helen will be in attendance throughout the exhibition.
Venue: Stand 78 Ceramic Art London
The Royal College of Art, Kensington Gore, London SW7
Opening times: Friday / Saturday 10am - 6pm Sunday 10am - 5pm
Chelsea Art Fair 16th - 19th April
If you're visiting the shows that weekend, stroll over to Chelsea Old Town Hall for the Chelsea Art Fair. Helen has designed and made a bespoke collection of porcelain referencing the local area such as Chelsea Physic Garden, the famous Chelsea Bridge and more detailed drawings of its residents (and their dogs!).
Helen is represented by Cornwall Contemporary at Stand 4.
Made in Clerkenwell opens next week, the finale to a very busy year in EC1. Come and see for yourself.
Thursday 5 - 8pm, Friday 12 - 8pm, Saturday and Sunday 12 - 5pm at Helen Beard Ceramics no. 34 Craft Central 33 -35 St.John's Square London EC1M 4DS
Also this month
Welcome to Tamsin Arrowsmith-Brown, my new apprentice for 2014-15. Tamsin has been awarded a grant of £5000 from the charity Adopt a Potter and will be working full-time at my studio for the next year. You can meet her and see the beginnings of her beautiful pottery at our annual open studio event Made in Clerkenwell, starting Thursday 28th November and continues over the weekend...
See my work at the Affordable Art Fair Battersea, Stand L9 showing with Cornwall Contemporary. New pots of London landmarks and a huge Cornish harbour bowl. I like the show, definitely worth a look if you're south of the river this weekend.
Congratulations to the Porthminster gallery, voted the best Art Gallery in Cornwall.
'we are pleased to announce that at the Cornwall Today Business Awards event that took place at the Headland Hotel in Newquay on Thursday 26th September, we were awarded the "Best Art Gallery in Cornwall" 2014 award.'
Also this week, pop up shop at Nancy's pantry... get your kids a beautiful t-shirt. Featuring designs by Helen of child on a scooter, musical procession and children's swim
Penzance gallery, Cornwall Contemporary are taking my work to the Affordable Art Fair at Hampstead Heath this week. If you like your art and like to keep your home individual this is really worth a visit (or so I hear). It runs from 12th to 15th June 2014 in Hampstead, North London. A range of my Cornish and London themed porcelain can be viewed at Stand C9.
Newlyn tile commission installed.