cambridge contemporary crafts

Helen Musselwhite

By the use of bold colour, strong graphic line and familiar images Helen creates highly individual and visually appealing pieces of art that make an instant impact. Her work has a distinctive hand-crafted quality that pays respect to all forms of mid-century design, folk and ethnic art, as well as current and future trends.

Each piece combines the hand cutting, folding and scoring of a wide range of papers and card that are further worked on to create patterned and textured surfaces. They are then used to build scenes in box frames which are often complex and consist of many layers. This process means that each item of work is truly individual with no two pieces the same. Influenced by the natural world, each piece is manipulated to become an intriguing place, a glimpse into another world of fiction and fairytale. Each piece of work is handmade in Helen’s studio in the north west of Britain.

The works illustrated below are intended to give you a taste of what the gallery has to offer, please email us on info@cambridgecrafts.co.uk or call us on 01223 361200 to find out which pieces are currently available. 

 

Blackbird House

papercut

£121 (framed)

Fruiting Bodies

paper cut and mixed media

£84 each

Out of the Hot House no.1 

paper cut

£198

 

Deer Cottage

papercut

£66 (framed)

The House in the Pines

paper cut

sold

 

Fox House

papercut

£121 (framed)

 

Roberts Farm

papercut

£308 (framed)

Out of the Hot House no.2

paper cut

£198

 

Rauol Owl

papercut

£66 (framed)

Clare Fox

paper cut

sold

Hot House Trees

mixed media

£165

 

Yo

papercut

£62 (framed)

Port Box Owls and Port Box Forest

papercut

£264 each (framed)

Bursting Out

paper cut

£407

 

Islands in the Stream

papercut

sold

Big Owl, Little Owl

paper cut

£62