Helen Nottage

Wolverhampton University, 2007-2009
MA Art and Design (ceramics) - Distinction

University of Wales Institute Cardiff, 1999-2002
BA (HONS) Ceramics – 2:1

Ceramicist in Residence - New Brewery Arts, Cirencester, Sep 2012 to present
Artist in Residence - Chenderit School, Oxfordshire, Sep 2010 – Jul 2011
Visiting Lecturer - Wolverhampton University, Nov/Dec 2009
Member of the Midland Potters Association and the Kent Potters Association

Prizes
The Maggie Gamble Memorial Prize 2011 – Open 23, New Walk Museum and Art Gallery, Leicester
Special Mention – Wedgwood Body Adornment Competition 2008. Work added to the Wedgwood Permanent Collection
Highly commended – RBSA Friends Exhibition – 27th January 2004

Artist Statement:
The figurative sculptures I produce emanated from looking at decay in general terms. I have found the parallel in the decay of organic life a useful metaphor to depict the same process in the form of a figure. My commentary surrounds the fragility of existence and the human condition. I have explored this through posture and surface, trying to incorporate layers of meaning.
The symbol of the scissors within this context and the positioning of the hands within each piece have been used to signify a fear of mortality, with its inevitability being out of our control. The mask is another element incorporated into this subject matter; I consider the materialism and superficial concerns of modern living to be embodied by such an object. This can serve as another means of obscuring and hiding from the deterioration of the body.
As I am discussing a theme of wide social significance I imagine it to be a subject matter that many people could relate to. Although my work involves the female figure I do not see my audience as gendered, I think these issues are universal.

Day Of The Dead Raven Skull £525

 

Day Of The Dead Raven Skull £525

Helen Nottage 'Day of the Dead Skull Ravens' porcelain stoneware with inlaid illustration

£525

Little Red Riding Hood Vessel £395

 

Little Red Riding Hood Vessel £395

Helen Nottage 'Little Red Riding Hood Vessel' porcelain stoneware with inlaid illustration

£395

Hansel And Gretel Vessel £585

 

Hansel And Gretel Vessel £585

Helen Nottage 'Hansel and Gretel vessel' porcelain stoneware with inlaid slip illustration

£585

Male Head With Terracotta And White £350

 

Male Head With Terracotta And White £350

Helen Nottage 'Male head ' terracotta and white earthenware clay

£350

Day Of The Dead   Red Iron Skull £395

 

Day Of The Dead   Red Iron Skull £395

Helen Nottage 'Day of the Dead Skull Red Iron' Stoneware with Red Iron Oxide

£395

Female Head Terracotta And White £350 (3)

 

Female Head Terracotta And White £350 (3)

helen Nottage 'Female head' terracotta and white earthenware

£350

Female Head Terracotta And White £350

 

Female Head Terracotta And White £350

Helen Nottage 'Female head' terracotta and white earthenware clay

£350

Day Of The Dead Blue Roses £525

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Day Of The Dead Blue Roses £525

Helen Nottage 'Day of the Dead Skull Blue Roses' porcelain stoneware with inlaid illustration

£525

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Male Head Screen Print Blue £350

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Male Head Screen Print Blue £350

Helen Nottage 'Male head screen print blue' earthenware with screen print

£350

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Female Head Terracotta And White £350 (2)

 

Female Head Terracotta And White £350 (2)

Helen Nottage 'Female head' terracotta and white earthenware

£350

Male Head Terracotta And White £350

 

Male Head Terracotta And White £350

Helen Nottage 'Male head' terracotta and white earthenware

£350