Welcome to our blog where you can check out the artists exhibiting at 'Art at St Dunstan's',
an inspirational Bucks Art Weeks group exhibition.


To see samples of the artists' work, just click on their names in blue under 'THE ARTISTS', on the right-hand side of your screen, then scroll down.


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HELEN WHITE

 



























Helen works as an illuminator, using the techniques of gilding found in medieval manuscript decoration, and as a ceramicist, making earthenware tiles and coasters, and porcelain jewellery. Although working in two quite different disciplines, there is a unity in the designs she works with which are often derived from medieval sources, and the use of gold lustre on ceramics provides a link with the gold leaf illuminations.

Illumination is the use of gold, or other metal, in leaf or powder form. Helen often incorporates tiny jewels such as amethysts, sapphires, pearls and garnets to add a medieval richness to her work, which is usually on Kelmscott vellum.

Helen usually works on a small scale and is inspired by the beauty and inventiveness of medieval design, which also includes symbolism in the forms used. The principles and practice of geometry are an important part of Helen's work. Medieval craftsmen saw geometry as a reflection of the beauty of Divine order in Creation. Indeed, geometry underpins creation from the tiniest flower to the movement of the planets. The patterns of traditional art reflect nature and are underpinned by the same geometry that is the basis of the natural world.

Helen studied for a Masters Degree in Traditional Arts at The Prince's School of Traditional Arts, where she teaches Illumination.

To see more of Helen's work, please visit