ABOUT THE ARTIST
Helen Ellison-Dorion was born in the North West of England and pursued her studies in textile design in Liverpool, at Sir John Moores University. She moved to the United States in 1989. She graduated from University of Texas, El Paso, with a Masters degree in Metalsmithing and now makes her home there.
ABOUT THE WORK
“The inspiration for my work comes from the natural world. Observing the small details as much as the larger, more obvious structures, it is these small, intimate and delicate elements that I then translate into my jewelry pieces. As in nature, the smaller details make up the larger forms, something that I bring across in my work. Along with natural influences, my textile background is also quite evident, showing itself with the use of colours, shapes, patterns, textures and the repetitive nature of my work.”
500 Earrings- New Directions in Contemporary Jewelry, Lark Books
1998 MA in Metals, University of Texas, El Paso
1990 Post-graduate Certification in Education, Bolton Institute of Higher Education, Bolton, UK
1987 BA Honours, Textile Design, Sit John Moores University, Liverpool, UK