Helen Yardley

“My design philosophy is extremely simple. Whatever I make should look absolutely right and be as beautifully crafted as possible.  It is a marriage of two disciplines; aesthetic and functional.  All my designs are essentially paintings about colour, shape and space. My objective is to make paintings /rugs /wall hangings that work visually but carry layers of meaning. There must be something rather more lasting than pure decoration.”

 Plymouth College of Art, Foundation Studies
1973-76  Manchester Polytechnic, B.A. Hons 1st class Printed & Woven Textiles
1976-78  Royal College of Art, M.A. Textiles
1983  Established studio in London

Selected Exhibitions
 “Hue, Line and Form”, Contemporary Applied Arts
2006  YSP Centre, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield.
2005  “Contemporary craft and design: MADE”, Garden Gallery
2004  “Collection”, exhibition in Spitalfields, London.
2004  Japantex,Tokyo.
2003  “Presentation” exhibition in Cheltenham,
2003  “First Hand”, Trade Partners UK, British Trade International, Tokyo
2001  “Form & Function,” Riverhouse Gallery, Walton on Thames
2001  “Home Sweet Home”, British Council exhibition, Stockholm

Selected Book Publications
2007  “Who’s Who in Design Vol. 3”, Peter Zec, ed.
2004  “Designers on Design”, Terence Conran & Max Fraser
2003  “British Design 2003, Branding, Graphic and New Media
Design / Interior, Retail and Event Design / Product and Packaging Design BIS Publishers, Amsterdam
2003  “Who’s Who in Design Vol. 2”, Peter Zec, ed.




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