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H e l e n   M i c h i e                       

Originally from Edinburgh, I now live in the incredibly beautiful west coast of Scotland. My raku, stoneware and porcelain ceramic

works and 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. 

The unpredictable nature and beauty of the outdoor raku smoke firing influenced by the elements and seasons gives each Raku

wall piece a unique sense of light, time and place. 

The hand built stoneware bowl forms use the equally organic fluid nature of the high firing stoneware glazes alongside the

movement of textured clay to create ceramics rooted in the coastal landscape. 

My porcelain sculptural pieces are influenced by the movement of the sea and the unique marine habitat and use a limited palette 

of colour alongside dynamic forms. 

The mixed media paintings convey the atmosphere of the coastal environment and the movement of the underwater world

using textures and colour. 


In addition to creating ceramics and paintings I am an experienced Community Artist and run workshops and Community Art

projects and festivals and have been involved with Community Arts since working as a Public Artist in Glenrothes, Fife. I have also

worked as an Arts development officer and Schools cultural co-ordinator here in the Highlands and have been fortunate to have the

opportunity to create more Public Art works throughout the area.

BA(Hons) Art and Design specialism Sculptural Ceramics   Grays School of Art, Aberdeen  

2009 - present 
Self employed Ceramic and Mosaic Artist  

member of Scottish Artists Union, Visual Arts Scotland, Scottish Potters Association and Craft Potters Association

Selected Exhibitions and Craft and Design/Ceramics Events

Only Clay Ceramics Event, Kelburn Museum, Sheffield  2023

Resipole Studios Fine Art Gallery, Argyll  New Works Exhibition 2023

Visual Arts Scotland  North Exhibition  VAS members  Inverness Creative Academy  2022

Scottish Potters Association, Milton Gallery, Banchory  In the Midwinter Exhibition 2022

Resipole Studios Fine Art Gallery, Argyll  " Coast" Exhibition  New Sculpture  2022

Scottish Potters Association, Wild Clay Exhibition, International Soil Congress, SEC Glasgow 2022

Resipole Studios Fine Art Gallery, Argyll  Winter Show Exhibition 2021/22

Resipole Studios Fine Art Gallery, Argyll  All Things Connect Exhibition 2021

Resipole Studios Fine Art Gallery, Argyll  New Works Exhibition 2021

The Watermill Bookshop, Cafe and Gallery, Aberfeldy  Seasons Cycle SPA Exhibition 2021

Resipole Studios Fine Art Gallery, Argyll  Online Exhibition 2020

Gallery Q,  Dundee  Online Exhibition 2020

Resipole Studios Fine Art Gallery, Argyll  Ways of Being Ceramics Exhibition 2019

Scottish Potters Association, Milton Gallery, Banchory  Spring Exhibition 2019

Caol Ruadh Scottish Sculpture Park, Argyll  Summer Exhibition 2019 

Lime Tree Gallery, Fort William New Dimensions Exhibition 2019

Resipole Studios Fine Art Gallery, Argyll  Solo Exhibition 2018

ArtnShelter, Tokyo, Japan 2017
The Green Gallery Autumn Exhibition, Buchlyvie 2017  2018
The Birch Tree Gallery Spring Exhibition, Edinburgh 2017
Resipole Studios Fine Art Gallery, Argyll Group Exhibitions 2010 - 2019
Caol Ruadh Scottish 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,  Contemporary Craft and Design event Edinburgh  2016  2017  2018
Handmade in Britain, Contemporary Craft and Design event Chelsea, London  2013  2014
Earth and Fire International Ceramics Fair, Nottingham-shire 2016  2018
Potfest at the Palace International Ceramics Fair, Scone Palace, Perth  2014 - 2019  2023
3D2D Art, Craft and Design Fair, Edinburgh 2011 - 2019  2021 - 2023

Public Art

COAST Creative Scotland funded project, Ceramic Mosaic, Mallaig 2021

Creag Mhor Mosaic, SUSTRANS National Cycle Network, Onich 2020/21
Glenuig Hall Entranceway Mosaic, Glenuig  2012
Falls of Shin Atlantic Salmon Interprative Mosaic, Lairg  2011
Ceramic wall Sculpture, Acharacle Primary School, Acharacle 2010
Ceramic Sculpture Trail, Fort William Medical Centre, Fort William  2007
Cleveland Arts playground Mosaic, Middlesbrough  1994

Town Artist, Glenrothes, Fife  1991- 1993

Schools workshops and Public Art throughout Glenrothes

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

Community Art Workshops and Projects throughout the Highlands 2003 - 2024
Clay, Ceramics, Mosaic, Life Drawing, Collage, Willow 

Pre-school, Primary, Secondary, Adult, Older People

Arts Co-ordination
Schools Cultural Co-ordinator, Highland Council, Lochaber and the Black Isle  2007 - 2009
Arts Development officer, Highland Council, Lochaber area 1995 - 2007

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