Glass Work in progress by Helen Brough

Here are some pictures I took of the glass works once they came out of the kiln at Finished pieces will be 8 cm x 12 cm x 7 cm painted and fired glass , UV bonded with LED light panels.

All inspired by Mary Kingsley , the voyage of climbing Mount Cameroon and the vegetation that she found there.


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Women Only- A Female History of Highgate by Helen Brough

Currently working on a new project organised by Alicia Pivario, inviting local artists to produce works relating to great women from Highgate. Lovely to be involved in a local project that celebrates pioneering women.

I have chosen Mary Henrietta Kingsley, an explorer who broke the boundaries of what was expected of women of her time. Contemptuous of Europe's 'civilising mission' in Africa, Mary Kingsley's (1862-1900) extraordinary journeys through tropical west Africa are a remarkable record, both of a world which has vanished and of a writer and explorer of immense bravery, wit and humanity. Paddling through mangrove swamps, fending off crocodiles, climbing Mount Cameroon, Kingsley is both admirable and funny. 

I am excited to be using glass, a medium I am really familiar with and am firing my individual pieces this week. Updates to follow!

Studio Update by Helen Brough

Two works: 'Central Park West-Dusk' (120x70cm) and ' Rockerfeller Centre-Night' (120x70cm), back from a pop up space in Malmö where they were being exhibited with the nordic art agency.

The 1% Buffett Cancer Sculpture Commission by Helen Brough

Excited to be one of four selected, to produce a proposal for this commission; the 1% Buffet Cancer sculpture. the work is to be housed in the new Cancer treatment centre.

Currently in the studio creating a model for my proposal and will be flying out to Omaha Nebraska, April 18th