Helen Powles discovered her passion for clay and the third dimension when she met ceramic artists on her arrival in France. She creates unique works in ‘Grès de la Puisaye’, a fine potter’s clay, fired at 1300°C, which she often associates with other materials – wood, glass, cellular concrete – and sometimes translates into bronze. Her works have received many awards. They retain their natural colour, lightly patinated with ochres and gold wax. They emanate a quiet spirituality, a gently humanity – the antithesis of our aggressive and agitated world. The fragile sheets of grès, mounted around a central void, evoke the paradox of the human soul.