Helena moved to New Zealand from Sweden in 2000, after completing an MFA in Metal Design. Since then she has actively taken part in group shows around New Zealand.
Helena’s work is influenced by the shapes & forms of the 1950s & 60s, combining influences from her country of birth & the minimalistic surroundings of her childhood with those from her New Zealand life over the last 20 years. Helena makes her pieces individually in small editions to give the wearer an exclusive experience.
She enjoys working with precious & semi-precious metals in combination with natural materials such as pearls, shells, feathers, wood, bone & beach stones. Helena now lives & works in Gisborne.