Helen Newman

Picasso called art the "Divine Play". After two years at Cambridge School of Art and two more years at Goldsmiths followed by a short period of teaching, I have been fortunate enough to make an income out of "playing". My strengths are in design and having a multitude of ideas. Alas, I will never have enough time to exploit them all!

In order to pay for my "play" I have learned to design in an "economic" way; simplicity is important coupled with proportionate attention to detail, whether I am painting or, as in my association with the Guild, working with various forms of metal.

Due to parental connections I spent much of my childhood in the British Museum where the many beautiful objects had a lasting influence on my attitude to life and art. I love to experiment with different materials and techniques and where metalwork is concerned I am largely self-taught.


Brass stage jewellery for the actor Una Stubbs

An Episcopal ring

A silver chain and badge of office for Stroud District Council

NFWI badge of office in silver and gold

NFWI wedding gift to HRH Prince Charles and Princess Diana

Contact Details

The Guild at 51
51 Clarence Street
GL50 3JT

Tel: 01242 245215
Email: shop@guildcrafts.org.uk