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Title: The Secret Garden: Cameo Glass by Helen Millard
Post by: Max on February 13, 2008, 09:13:45 PM
Quote from: Simon
Helen Millard is having a show at Broadfield. She's asked me to produce a collection of photography of her work to run with it.http://broadfield.dudley.gov.uk/whats-on/current-exhibitions Also you may be interested to see her website http://www.helenmillard.co.uk/cameo-glass/cameo-glass.htm On from 23rd Feb

Simon, her work is amaaaazing!  The fish swirl, and the fish with the seals alongside made me feel a bit weepy.  Always a sign of beautiful glass!  Not sure I'd be able to afford a piece of her work though...looks like it takes a heck of a long time to make for starters!   :o :)






Title: The Secret Garden: Cameo Glass by Helen Millard
Post by: a40ty on February 14, 2008, 06:13:00 AM
Fantastic  :clap:  :clap:
Title: The Secret Garden: Cameo Glass by Helen Millard
Post by: Leni on February 14, 2008, 09:26:13 AM
Saving up for a piece!  I saw her and her work at Gaydon :o Superb!  :D

I have a paperweight by her  ;D  But it's not cameo  :-[ 

One day!  ;)
Title: The Secret Garden: Cameo Glass by Helen Millard
Post by: simon bruntnell on February 14, 2008, 12:38:21 PM
Helen's at my studio this Monday with some new work. But I think theres going to be a good collection,(big) I know she has had to prize them out some of the collectors hands with some bits of work.When they have them they don't like to let go of Helens work.
Title: The Secret Garden: Cameo Glass by Helen Millard
Post by: Anne on February 14, 2008, 08:07:01 PM
Simon, the pics are fabulous and Helen's glass is just superb! :clap:
Title: The Secret Garden: Cameo Glass by Helen Millard
Post by: simon bruntnell on February 15, 2008, 09:27:34 AM
Yes Helen's work is quite special, the amount of work is incredible. I remember one of the smaller work's took three attempts to get the blowing right (colour grads etc) and three hundred hours engraving. No her work may not be cheap but there is a lot of woman hours gone into it.
Title: The Secret Garden: Cameo Glass by Helen Millard
Post by: johnphilip on February 17, 2008, 11:37:26 AM
Helens cameo glass is amazzzing and what a nice lady.
Title: The Secret Garden: Cameo Glass by Helen Millard
Post by: simon bruntnell on February 18, 2008, 04:38:20 PM
Hello,this is Helen Millard here replying to you all on Simon Bruntnell's site. I'm in his studio today having photographs taken of new pieces to go on my Website. Thankyou all so much for the kind comments. It cheered me to read them as I have been running around in panic mode preparing for my forth coming exhibition at Broadfield House glass Museum. The exhibition officially opens at on March 1st with the private view at 1.00pm. You are all welcome to attend, and it would be nice to meet as many glass enthusiast's as possible! Regards Helen Millard :clap:
Title: The Secret Garden: Cameo Glass by Helen Millard
Post by: simon bruntnell on February 21, 2008, 12:11:40 PM
Hello,this is Helen Millard here replying to you all on Simon Bruntnell's site. I'm in his studio today having photographs taken of new pieces to go on my Website. Thankyou all so much for the kind comments. It cheered me to read them as I have been running around in panic mode preparing for my forth coming exhibition at Broadfield House glass Museum. The exhibition officially opens at on March 1st with the private view at 1.00pm. You are all welcome to attend, and it would be nice to meet as many glass enthusiast's as possible! Regards Helen Millard :clap:
For those wondering what helen looks like ?
Title: The Secret Garden: Cameo Glass by Helen Millard
Post by: johnphilip on February 23, 2008, 11:34:47 AM
Gorgeous the vase as well.
Title: The Secret Garden: Cameo Glass by Helen Millard
Post by: Frank on February 23, 2008, 02:56:04 PM
It is wonderful that such high art can still be achieved, all credit to Helen for having the courage and skill to do this and to those with the sense to buy these if they can. :mrgreen: :mrgreen:






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Title: The Secret Garden: Cameo Glass by Helen Millard
Post by: Anne on February 23, 2008, 04:10:03 PM
It's an ongoing exhibition Frank, so the notice needs to stay here. I can split from post 2 to Glass though if thought appropriate.
Title: The Secret Garden: Cameo Glass by Helen Millard
Post by: Frank on February 23, 2008, 06:24:35 PM
Of course Anne, move it over after the exhibition. Good to keep the information for future visitors.
Title: The Secret Garden: Cameo Glass by Helen Millard
Post by: lambden on February 26, 2008, 09:41:54 PM
Helen's work is truly fantastic each piece is a real work of art, I am lucky enough to own a couple of pieces and hopefully I will be able to purchase another piece from the exhibition, although I understand that her work is much sought after by serious glass collectors, perhaps I should camp outside to avoid the waiting list.
Title: The Secret Garden: Cameo Glass by Helen Millard
Post by: simon bruntnell on February 27, 2008, 09:36:09 AM
Helen's work is quite sought  after now. She seems to have a following of collectors commissioning her now on a regular basis. There's not many people working in her field and to her standards, and each piece is different.
She's going to do my daughter a polar bear bowl  soon, so if you're reading this Helen (she's seven soon, no pressure ;D). 
Title: The Secret Garden: Cameo Glass by Helen Millard
Post by: johnphilip on March 05, 2008, 10:32:24 AM
Did any of you see Helens Puffin bowl  to me it was the most memorable piece at the Cambridge fair, and less than the price of a blown in the mould banjo or large drunken brick,and i believe Helen said it took about five weeks to make.In that time you could make thousands of bricks and banjos. PLEASE dont beat me up i love Whitefriars and have collected it for twenty five years,i do prefer their early pieces.JPH