Helen Vaughan completed her B. Tech in surface design at the Cape University of Technology in 1988.
She spent the subsequent eleven years in the formal commercial sector of fashion and homeware design.
In 1999 she undertook a short course in ceramics. Essentially a self-taught artist, she now moves seamlessly between clay work, painting and printmaking.
Her textile design background informs the marks she makes as a ceramic artist, while the cross pollination of different media motivates her experimental approach, sometimes using direct printmaking methods such as copperplate etching onto clay.
Sculptural vessels, bowls, wall pieces and candleholders are an integral part of her range of ceramic ware with the emphasis on small, original editions.
These have earned her a loyal following and are housed in numerous international collections.