Connecting Deep Time
By Harriet Hellman
30 x 24 x 12 cm
Price on request
About Harriet Hellman
Having completed a BA in Fine Art /Sculpture and discovered clay at evening classes while bringing up her young family. She went on to complete an HND in Ceramics at Richmond Adult Education College. Later completing a two-year Ceramics Diploma at the City Lit, followed by an MA at the Royal College of Art from 2018-2020.
Harriet continues to work as a self-employed artist from her studio in South London. She has exhibited widely with exhibitions including the ‘Power of Material’ at the Design Museum, ‘From Nature’ and ‘Small Impact’ Exhibitions at Informality Gallery and (Eco)Logical Sense Exhibition at the Hockney Gallery in Kensington.
Harriet took part in a residency at Guldagergaard Ceramic research center in Denmark in 2020. More recently returning from a sailing residency with SailBritian, that looked at the impact of climate on our oceans.
About Connecting Deep Time
Connecting Deep Time was made as a response to my concerns of coastal erosion and the geology of the landscape. Reflecting on the longevity of human time versus that of deep time and the ecology of the Anthropocene.
The art piece was wood soda fired while on an Artist residency in Guldagagergaard in Denmark. The layered, cracked and textured surface is evocative of somewhere ‘other’ and yet is firmly set in the present creating a visceral sense of needing to connect to nature when the world often feels disconnected.