Helen Johannessen

Helen Johannessen

Ceramic fine artist: surfaces qualities and perceptions


My ceramic artwork captures qualities of visual movement in porcelain, using subtle texture and illusionary effects, I explore surfaces with tone, scale and detail.

Using porcelain and plaster to explore visceral and tactile material surfaces, Helen creates illusionary effects with texture, tones and form, exploring how they shift with light and movement; engaging with a world of sensory and imaginative landscapes, aiming to silence our overstimulated, digital world; connect and nurture the imagination.



Cockpit Arts Awards

  • 11/06/2020 -
    HCA Presidential Award
  • 01/09/2019 -
    Zsu Zsi Roboz
  • 01/10/2018 -
    Franz Rising Star

I’m a creative careers participant

Creative Careers is a gateway to a professional career in craft and design. Participants are integrated into Cockpit Arts’ professional working environment, while craft mentors provide aspirational role models.


Professional model and mould maker, Helen can turn her hand to sculpting and producing ceramics to a high standard. Her expertise in plaster forming and moulding is excellent.

site specific and art led

Helen has worked with installing her porcelain ceramic sculptures on the wall and ceiling, working with shadows and light to enhance the experience of her artwork.