Helen Pakeman – About

I like to tackle difficult subjects and my work is always driven by the ‘idea’. Then I decide what medium I will work in to best achieve that idea. This means that I work in a large variety of media. So, to date, I work in basketry, textile, stone, clay, pastel and printmaking. Originally a printmaker, my work has evolved in the last few years to become more 3D and I am currently exploring basketry using foraged materials like nettles, dandelions and willow.

I have worked as an artist for a number of years but struggled through Covid lockdowns and decided to go back to college to open up some new direction. I enrolled on a two year Diploma at West Dean College in Art and Contemporary Crafts which has been stimulating and exciting and has re energised my practice. Now I am looking forward to the next chapter!

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