Helaina Sharpley

Helaina has been working with wire for over 10 years, graduating from Hereford College of Arts in 2006, BA (hons) Design Crafts and running workshops with all ages throughout her career. In 2016 she ran workshops in Tokyo, Japan. The artist works from her studio at The West Yorkshire Print Workshop.

Describe your approach to teaching
My approach to teaching is to show the skills I use and give the students the confidence to use the material in their own way.

What inspires your own work?
I am inspired by tea and tea drinking and Victorian and Edwardian elegance, including intricate architecture, costume and transport.

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