Designer-maker Helaina Sharpley produces elegant and original wire-work sculptures. She graduated in Design Crafts from the Herefordshire College of Art in 2006 and now works from her studio in West Yorkshire. Her work is informed by old Edwardian architecture as well as her love of everything related to tea.
Helaina’s love of old architecture led her onto creating very linear drawings using pen and ink, to capture the intricate detail of the buildings. This is how she began using wire as another drawing material. All the pieces she now creates start as pen and ink drawings, to then be translated into 2D /3D wirework.
Her work has been awarded numerous times at the British Craft Trade Fair and Contemporary Craft Fair. Helaina exhibits widely across the UK participating in solo shows, group exhibitions and craft fairs. She welcomes commissions.