AuthorHelen Carnac

Helen Carnac is a maker, curator and academic who lives and works in London. Drawing, mark-making, the explicit connections between material, process and maker and an emphasis on deliberation and reflection are all central to her practice as a maker and thinker. An internationally acclaimed enameller, she works with vitreous enamel on steel - the type of enamel used for domestic ‘white wear’ including baths, sinks, pots and pans.

Room to move

Helen Carnac, studio shot

This essay reflects my personal experience of working as a studio-based artist in London since 1994. During this time much has changed in studio culture and the way in which artists work. Twenty-four years ago I didn’t have a computer and lived in a small bedsit that was impossible to work in – for me, an external studio was a necessity, particularly as I worked with various materials and...

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