Helen Faulkner

Potter from Belfast

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Based in Belfast, Helen Faulkner is a potter making tableware with a rich red earthenware clay combined with colourful glazes. Her focus is on designing tableware with the end user in mind. Not only should it look good but also it must do its job well.

www.helenfaulknerceramics.com

Straight Sided mug

€18.50

by Helen Faulkner

A simple straight sided cup, designed to be used daily. Thrown on a potters wheel using a rich red terrcotta clay and coated in a glossy glaze.

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Curved Mug

€19.50

by Helen Faulkner

A generous mug with a gently curved base that rests comfortably in your hand for those cosy cuppas. Thrown on a potters wheel using a rich red terracotta clay and coated in a glossy glaze.

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Lidded Sugar bowl

€24

by Helen Faulkner

A lidded bowl perfect for sugar, handcrafted by Helen Faulkner. Thrown on a potters wheel using a rich red terracotta clay and coated in a glossy glaze.

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Helen initially studied general crafts in England before settling into ceramics. After spending time at the International Ceramics Centre in Hungary she was advised to apply to the Pottery Skills Course based in Thomastown, Co. Kilkenny. Afterwards, she remained in Thomastown working with several potters.

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In 2015 Helen returned to Northern Ireland and opened her own pottery studio in an old textiles mill in East Belfast.