The Oxide Decal Collection is inspired by combing the shoreline for lost treasures and sea-worn pottery. The collection imbues a sense of Chinoiserie or patterned ceramic tiles worn under foot, conjuring memories of a forgotten tea service from childhood or a beloved Victorian artefact. The mosaic-like appearance evokes a new story each time the pieces are used, intriguing the observer and allowing them to create their own story. The forms are hand-thrown on a potters wheel. The surfaces are treated with a myriad of layered oxides, decals, slips and imprints to convey an abstract landscape. Each unique piece is made from porcelain and ﬁnished with clear and coloured food- safe glazes, creating pieces which can be used and enjoyed everyday. Helen studied Art and Design at Loughborough College of Art, specialising in ceramics and gaining a B.A. Honours. Culminated her studies by gaining a place at the Royal College of Art, graduating in 1995 with a Degree of Master of Arts. Helen lives and works in Devon and is a selected member of the Devon Guild of Craftsmen and widely exhibits throughout the UK.