Helen Slater


This range of work looks at how we perceive and remember places and environments within our lives. The fact that we are able to bring associations to benign objects and settings, which hold a resonance throughout our lives, is of interest to me.

These pieces are part of a larger series of works addressing our associations with the environment, the home, our surroundings and the places we visit and have an impact on. They reference a narrative that can be read as personal or generic, to which the viewer can bring their own associations,

Each one-off piece of glass is hand modelled; cast and polished giving each piece a precious quiet elegance. These pieces all have a narrative association, suggesting the feelings and resonance of a particular place or setting which has been captured within the glass, giving them the airy ethereal quality of memories past.


Education 
1994-96
 Royal College of Art, MA, Glass and Ceramics
1991-94  Sunderland University, BA (Hons), 3D Design, Glass and Ceramics
1990-91  University of Central Lancashire, Foundation Studies   Certificate in Art and Design

Exhibitions
2010
  The Affordable Art Fair, London
2009  Six@Potato Town, Potato Town, Oxfordshire
Pyramid Gallery,’Melting Point’, Contemporary    Glass Society, York
Quenington, ‘Fresh Air’, Outdoor Sculpture,    Cotswolds, Glos.
Artspace, The Barn Galleries, Henly on Thames,    Oxfordshire
2005  The Pyramid Gallery, Contemporary Glass, York
2004  The Cowdy Gallery, Studio Glass, Gloucester
2003  The Stroud Open-Site 03, Figure this Exhibition,    Stroud
2001  Rowe & More Exhibition, Linked to the ‘Public    Servant of the Year Awards 2001’, Sponsored by    CIPFA and the Cabinet Office
1999  The Stroud House Gallery, Open Competition    Exhibition
1998  Hanover Arts and Crafts Centree, Hanover, Germany
1997  Lillya, Contemporary Arts Gallery, Holland,    Netherlands
Gallery ‘L’, Hamburg, Germany
1996  Himley Hall Glass Exhibition, Himly Hall, Dudley
Venice Aperto Vetro, The Venetian Gallery, Murano,   Venice, Italy

Commissions
‘The Public Servant of the Year Awards’ - annual commission sponsored by the Cabinet Office, CIPFA and Public Finance
‘The Reporting & Accountability Awards’ – annual commission sponsored by CIPFA and Public Finance

Outdoor Sculptural Commissions
‘Saint Gobain Glass’ – schools Project at the Flagship Factory, Saint Gobain Glass, Eggborough, Yorkshire
‘Sculptors Drawing’ -  Burghley House Sculpture Garden Commission, Stamford, Lincs.
‘Journey’ – ‘Main Courtyard Sculpture’ – commissioned sculpture for the John Radcliffe Trust, Churchill Hospital New Cancer Wing
‘Discussion’ – Seated Figure, Private Commission, Catalan, Spain

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