Helaina Sharpley

Helaina Sharpley

I am a designer/maker, based in West Yorkshire, creating 2D and 3D wirework.

My work originated from the love of tea and tea drinking, but has since moved into other areas. These include Edwardian and seaside architecture, grandfather clocks and pocket watches.

Using old sepia photographs, I first create pen and ink drawings, capturing the aspects of elegance. These are then translated delicate and intricate wirework pieces, crossing the boundaries between drawing and sculpture. The simplicity of the black iron wire on the calico backing board create subtle shadows and delicate movement.