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Helen Michie

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My Raku, Stoneware and Porcelain Ceramic works and mixed media Paintings are informed by the elements, light and natural environment of the Scottish west coast but created to try and capture both the strength and impermanence of the natural world. Equally essential and present and echoed within ourselves.
The mixed media Paintings combine Acrylic, Ink and Oil to create a feeling of depth with layers of texture evoking the atmosphere and colours of the changing west coast sea.
The unpredictable nature and beauty of the outdoor Raku smoke firing influenced by the elements and seasons gives each wall piece a unique sense of light, time and place.
The stoneware bowl forms use the equally organic fluid nature of the high firing stoneware glazes and textured clay to create forms rooted in the coastal landscape.
And the porcelain Sculptural work is made with Porcelain clay to develop organic growing forms seemingly suspended in the ebb and flow of the tide.
BA(Hons) Art and Design specialism Ceramics
Grays School of Art, Aberdeen 1984 - 1988

2009 - present
Self employed full time Ceramic Artist
member of Scottish Artists Union, Visual Arts Scotland and Craft Potters Association

Selected Exhibitions & Craft and Design/Ceramics Events
Resipole Studios Fine Art Gallery Solo Exhibition, "Shoreline" Painting and Ceramics April/May 2018
Art and Shelter, Tokyo, Japan 2017
The Green Gallery Autumn Exhibition, Buchlyvie 2017
The Birch Tree Gallery Spring Exhibition, Edinburgh 2017
Resipole Studios Fine Art Gallery, Argyll 2010 - 2017
Caol Ruadh Sculpture Park Hortus Redux Exhibition, Argyll 2017
The Scott Gallery Taste of Potfest Exhibition, Hawick 2016
Golden Hare Gallery, Ampthil, Bedfordshire 2015 - 2017
Ebury Bridge Arts New Artists from Britain and Europe Spring Bliss Exhibition, Taipei and Singapore 2014
Moray Arts Centre Natural Selection Exhibition, Findhorn, 2013
An Talla Solais Arts Centre Painting with Smoke Exhibition, Ullapool 2011

Handmade at Kew, International Craft and Design event, Kew Gardens, London 2015 2016
Handmade Edinburgh, Edinburgh 2016 2017
Handmade in Britain, Chelsea, London 2013 2014
Earth and Fire International Ceramics Fair, Nottingham-shire 2016
Potfest at the Palace International Ceramics Fair, Scone Palace, Perth 2014 - 2017
3D2D Art, Craft and Design Fair, Edinburgh 2010 - 2016

Public Art
Glenuig Hall Entranceway Mosaic, Glenuig 2012
Falls of Shin Interprative Mosaic, Lairg 2011
Ceramic Sculpture, Acharacle Primary School 2010
Ceramic Sculptures, Fort William Medical Centre 2007
Cleveland Arts playground Mosaic, Middlesbrough 1994

Town Artist, Glenrothes, Fife 1991- 1993

Juniper Trust, Dhulikhel Schools, Nepal 1999
Scottish Sculpture Workshop, Aberdeen Schools 1994

Community Art Workshops and Projects 2003 - 2017
Clay, Ceramics, Life Drawing, Collage, Willow - All
Flow - Mixed Media Painting    2018
  • Helen Michie
  • Flow - Mixed Media Painting 2018
  • Mixed Media
Sea Jar - Porcelain Sculpture    2018
  • Helen Michie
  • Sea Jar - Porcelain Sculpture 2018
  • Ceramics
Blue and Gold Coastal bowl - Stoneware   2018
  • Helen Michie
  • Blue and Gold Coastal bowl - Stoneware 2018
  • Ceramics
Feather on the Sand - Raku wall piece 2108
  • Helen Michie
  • Feather on the Sand - Raku wall piece 2108
  • Ceramics
Coastal bowl and Flow painting - 2018
  • Helen Michie
  • Coastal bowl and Flow painting - 2018
  • Mixed Media
Seaweed trio - Raku wall piece 2108
  • Helen Michie
  • Seaweed trio - Raku wall piece 2108
  • Ceramics