Helen Faulkner Ceramics
From a young age I’ve always been interested in food, the family joke is that we would be the easiest people to poison, we try it and then ask what it was! I love trying new recipes and have my favourite bowls and plates for specific dishes. Food is something that can help us explore new cultures and to bring family and friends together, sharing recipes and of course the dishes themselves! I think the last couple of years have been such a strange time that spending time together cooking and gathering together to eat has an even more important role in keeping a connection with others.
After studying general crafts in university in England I decided to specialise in ceramics and was advised to go to The Design and Crafts council of Ireland’s Pottery Skills course in Thomastown, Co. Kilkenny. This 2 year full time course taught me everything from throwing pots to developing glazes and maintaining kilns. After the course I stayed in Thomastown working with some fantastic potters while developing my own work. After another 5 years I decided to return to Belfast and set up there to continue making.
Unit 10 D
Owen O’Cork Mill
288 Beersbridge Road
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