Helen Higgins

Recent work features animal and human sculptural figurines wearing ‘dress-up’ costumes or ‘onesies’ and sometimes wearing hooded tops or masks. Each seems to have its own personal character, personality and mannerisms.

I am fascinated by the idea of disguise or incognito. The figures are often an analogy for how people hide a fragile self-esteem behind a robust façade or a costume disguise, often pretending to be what they are not.

Work is glazed ceramic, white earthenware, measuring between 10-40 cm tall and range in price from £60-£300.

I work from home in a small studio near Merthyr Tydfil. I have a background in window dressing and figurine painting and was a teacher for 15 years of Secondary Art and Design. I studied Ceramics at UWIC, Howard Gardens in Cardiff achieving 1st class BA Hons Degree.

Standing hares trio; Jester, Butterfly, Hoodie

Standing hares trio; Jester, Butterfly, Hoodie