Contemporary Vessel ‘Monochrome’ by Helen Restorick
Helen Restorick uses black and grey powdered glass to create this simple, striking monochrome and contemporary vessel. Small in stature, yet this contemporary vessel packs a mighty style ‘punch’.
The heat and gravity in the kiln allow Helen to create this perfectly symmetrical vessel with ordered stripes and a polished rim.
The simple colour will suit any colour scheme in your home. This elegant and sophisticated piece will make a great centrepiece on a shelf, mantel or side table.
This stylish piece of glass art will elevate the decor in your home, hotel or office.
Contemporary Vessel Artist
Helen Restorick is a kiln-formed glass artist based in Surrey. Originally, she enjoyed a successful career in medicine before switching lanes to explore her creative side as a glass artist. Inevitably, her medical career influences and helps to inform her glass artistry.
Helen’s artworks reflect a creative yet ordered scientific approach throughout. For instance, Helen is particularly interested and excited by geometric design and ordered patterns, which often have a biological theme. Her carefully constructed and precise work also portrays a sense of fluidity and movement. She captures these concepts beautifully in dynamic kiln formed glass vessels and cast pieces.
Helen continues to learn and develop her skills. Most recently, she furthered her work by completing the Advanced Practice Course at Richmond Art School in 2021.
Current work examines how linear patterns within the glass are altered using heat and gravity to study glass flow. A scientific mindset has led to experiments with a variety of variables. Consequently, pattern formation is dramatically changed and harnessed in a variety of ways. This has led to the beautiful kiln formed glass artwork, such as this dual coloured striped vessel, that we see today.
“ My aim is to form new designs which will engage and arrest the viewer ”.