The way an object feels to hold and use are important considerations for Helen in shaping a vessel on the throwing wheel. She aims to create pieces which can be used and enjoyed everyday, bringing a sense of ceremony and meditation to familiar activity, such as drinking the first cup of tea of the day.

Helen captures the sense of fluidity of the raw clay within each finished piece; designs are inspired by modern architecture, the logarithmic spirals of sea shells and the curves in the sail of a boat gliding through the sea.