Posts tagged ‘Helena Seget’

March 11, 2014

Helena Seget

A strong animal theme is emerging in Helena Seget’s show of work for this year’s Spring Salon Sale, March 23rd 10 – 5.

In her studio (on the complex’s third floor) she’ll have her usual range of: ceramic shelves, porcelain jewellery, porcelain furniture and homeware (including her porcelain stationery range) – but Helena has been experimenting with variations on the forms, so you’ll see twists on themes that you haven’t seen before.


Porcelain table top on vintage coffee table legs

Paw prints for everybody

One experiment Helena’s quite excited about is paw-print casts in porcelain. She’ll have examples of some of those tiles (from different pets – including rats, dogs and cats) on display.  If you too are interested in a paw-print tile, I will be on hand to explain how it can be made to happen for your pet.

2. paw print tile

Tiles showing the paw prints of Hamish, a Lhasa Apso dog


Helena has also been developing her range of porcelain table-settings.  On display will be a set of place names which features images of animals (a tiger, bird heads, and swallows from the blue willow pattern).  They are re-usable of course, as one just writes the name of the guest on the place-name setting – which can be then easily wiped off when the meal is over!

3 - place name

Along side these will be a display of Helena’s ‘Crime Scene’-design plates, which feature silhouettes of dead animals.  (It’s a vegetarian angle…)

4 - Chicken Plate

Chicken Plate


It’s always interesting to be asked to work with a creative company, and Helena’s admired the work of the Newcastle firm Folded Square Origami for a long time – and now they will collaborate.

Folded Square creates rather amazing origami papers and kits (many of them in shapes of animals).

Helena has been photographing the fur of pets (ones whose paw impressions have been used to create paw-print tiles), re-interpreting the results as graphic art, and printing off the designs on to paper.
 So,  Folded Square will then create the same animal in origami (it could be a cat, for example) using the printed paper I supply.

5 - cat origami paper

This image was designed from a photo of the fur of Olive the cat – who was very patient in the photo session!

Thus, side-by-side, the paw-print tile and the origami figure will be a form of portrait of the animal.

Folded Square will also be exhibiting for the first time.  They will be putting on a display in Helena’s studio of fantastical origami insects – which she can’t wait to see!

October 24, 2013

“Vintage Porcelain” from Helena Seget for Open Studios 2013

Helena Seget

Helena Seget

For 36 Lime Street Open Studios 2013, Helena Seget will be showcasing her  porcelain table with vintage base.  Just one of the many artists, designers and makers at 36 Lime Street, opening their studio doors for this years Open Studios event in the Ouseburn Valley, Newcastle’s cultural quarter of the city, 23rd & 24th November 10-6pm 2013.

April 23, 2012

The Late Shows news

36 Lime Street will be taking part the citywide ‘Late Shows’ again this year.  Lime Street artists, designers and makers will be opening up their studios and offering workshops to late night visitors.
The exhibition in the gallery space ‘In Cahoots’ is themed on collaboration.  We will be sharing ideas and colluding to make exciting new work. Is this consensus or split personality art?
These events will take place in May on Friday 18th and Saturday 19th, 7-11pm
For further information contact Maggie Walker
Louise Bradley and Helena Seget
The famous children’s book ‘The Owl Service’ by Alan Garner provides the theme for this collaborative project between fine artist Louise Bradley and porcelain designer Helena Seget.  Louise’s graphics, full of mystery and allusion, match the sinuous forms of Helena’s hand-crafted plates to create a homage to the original owl ‘service’. In Garner’s book, published in 1967, and still a favourite, three young people discover some old plates with impressionistic patterns that come together to form designs of strange, symbolic owls, resurrecting a legendary ghost.
Both Louise Bradley and Helena Seget are based at 36 Lime Street Studios in Newcastle, which is also where the plates will be on display as part of the ‘In Cahoots’ exhibition during the Late Shows Event 2012.Louise will also be running a workshop creating 3-D paper owls.

Lee Turner runs Hole Editions, a collaborative printmaking workshop specializing in hand lithography from his studio on level 2 in 36 Lime Street. As part of ‘In Cahoots’ he is showing colour lithographs which have been produce closely with American artist David Leigh and our very own Lime Street based Paul Merrick.

Presented as part of The Late Shows 2012.