Helen Whittaker is a renowned artist and designer, highly regarded for her new stained glass and architectural sculpture. Helen’s aim is to engage the viewer through good design and craftsmanship, creating energy and movement intertwining contemporary and traditional elements. Her designs are inspired by the client, the brief and the building, whether historic or modern buildings, in ecclesiastical or secular contexts.
Helen has twenty-five years’ experience in stained glass creation and restoration painting and has completed at least 100 commissions across the UK. She is Creative Director at the highly acclaimed Barley Studio, where all work is carried out in-house in the purpose-built Studio in York.
Helen is a Craft Scholar of the Prince’s Foundation, receiving the prestigious Hancock Medal for High Achievement. She has won several awards (including a commission) through the highly competitive Stevens Competition, and more recently has acted as judge and Chairman of the Judges.