Caren Helm

Ancient Connections: The world and everything in it can be explained using the Classic Phases of Matter: Earth, Water, Air, Fire. Ancient Greek philosophy was based on this understanding. My work in clay uses all four elements. This connects me to ancient people–when I put my hands on clay, I can hear them stir. My hope is to bring this primordial energy into your home. It is what elevates our life.

My Playful Life Begins Now: Every morning I can’t begin my work in clay. It seems to me that people spend their life waiting…waiting for something better, waiting to be happy, waiting to enjoy life. My philosophy is to find joy in everyday life…play a little, love a lot, and be lively.

Come Watch Me Work: I have an open invitation for you to come to the studio and watch me work. It is fun to see a lump of soft clay transformed into something useful, beautiful, and permanent. Wear your old jeans and gollashes!

And BEWARE: I throw things!