Helen Millard completed a degree in glass at West Surrey College of Art and Design in 1989. This was followed by a long enjoyable apprenticeship at The Glass House, Covent Garden and later Islington London between 1990-1998, where she was fortunate for a time to be trained by Ronnie Wilkinson who had been the chief glass maker for the Whitefriars factory in London. Here she became a senior assistant and a production glass maker to Annette Meech, Christopher Williams, David Taylor and Fleur Tookey.
During this period as well as developing her own range of vibrant coloured tableware, Helen continued to develop her engraving skills producing a wide range of ‘Graal’ and multi coloured surface engraved vessels depicting her enchantment with tropical birds, exotic plants and animals.
From 1999-2005 Helen became lecturer at The International Glass Centre, Brierley Hill, Dudley College, teaching both cold decoration and hot glass techniques. It was during this period in the West Midlands that she came to admire the Cameo glass on display at The Broadfield House Glass Museum and realized the strong links of the early Cameo artists to her own work.
Helen is now thought to be one of the finest Cameo glass engravers in the country with not only the ability to emulate the early Cameo artists but has produced her own style of Cameo art glass using stunning colour combinations to depict her long fascination and love of nature.
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