Artist Profile

Helen Robins

Helen Robins is a ceramic artist living in coastal Perth. She originally trained as a teacher and did further studies in behavioural science. Robins came to ceramics through community education and, after a lifelong interest in clay, established her studio in 2015. She has artwork in public collections, has completed commercial projects, and has won a 3D art award. 


Robins’ body of work is primarily sculptures and hand built vessels influenced by the landscape of Western Australia. Living by the sea, she is inspired by coastal forms to make delicate and complex structures built by layering individual pieces over a central shape. Her medium is paper clay;  a material that allows her to experiment with strength and fragility whilst developing new techniques. Robins currently works from her home studio and continues to exhibit regularly.


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A ceramicist living in Perth and using the medium of paper clay, Robins creates delicate and complex sculptures that are
inspired by coastal forms and the marine environment. She is currently interested in the effects of climate change and the
threat to our ocean systems, with a focus on coral bleaching caused by rising sea temperatures which has the potential to destroy the reef ecosystem. Her sculpture aims to represent the coral’s loss by
making fragile, white structures layered to represent the reef’s damage and decline.