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Helen Clara Hemsley

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Published: 24.06.2016
Helen Clara Hemsley. Necklace: Untitled, 2016. Shwe Shwe fabric, polyester stuffing, sewing thread and wooden bead,. Photo by: James Bates Photography. From series: With You Without You' – with Hrafnhildur Halldórsdóttir. Helen Clara Hemsley
Necklace: Untitled, 2016
Shwe Shwe fabric, polyester stuffing, sewing thread and wooden bead,
Photo by: James Bates Photography
From series: With You Without You' – with Hrafnhildur Halldórsdóttir
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Helen Clara Hemsley. Brooch: I wonder where I got it from, 2016. Embroidery fabric, my mothers old embroidery thread, polyester stuffing, 925 silver and steel brooch pin. 7.5 x 5.5 x 1 cm. Photo by: James Bates Photography. Helen Clara Hemsley
Brooch: I wonder where I got it from, 2016
Embroidery fabric, my mothers old embroidery thread, polyester stuffing, 925 silver and steel brooch pin
7.5 x 5.5 x 1 cm
Photo by: James Bates Photography
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Helen Clara Hemsley. Necklace: Stoned, 2016. Potato print on linen (1991), sewing thread, a stone from Lundeborg beach, plastic ring and nylon . 50 x 7 cm. Photo by: James Bates Photography. Helen Clara Hemsley
Necklace: Stoned, 2016
Potato print on linen (1991), sewing thread, a stone from Lundeborg beach, plastic ring and nylon 
50 x 7 cm
Photo by: James Bates Photography
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Helen Clara Hemsley. Ring: A feminine touch, 2016. A selected part of an old embroidery, silk and cotton embroidery thread, polyester stuffing and plastic ring.. 5, 8  x 4 x 3.5 cm. Photo by: James Bates Photography. Helen Clara Hemsley
Ring: A feminine touch, 2016
A selected part of an old embroidery, silk and cotton embroidery thread, polyester stuffing and plastic ring.
5, 8 x 4 x 3.5 cm
Photo by: James Bates Photography
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Helen Clara Hemsley. Ring: The other side of the story 2, 2016. Embroidery fabric, knitting yarn, knitting yarn stuffing and plastic ring. 5 x 5 x 3.8 cm. Photo by: James Bates Photography. Part of: Gallery O, Seoul. Helen Clara Hemsley
Ring: The other side of the story 2, 2016
Embroidery fabric, knitting yarn, knitting yarn stuffing and plastic ring
5 x 5 x 3.8 cm
Photo by: James Bates Photography
Part of: Gallery O, Seoul
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Helen Clara Hemsley. Necklace: Getting all your rows on a duck, 2015. Found plywood duck and cotton rope. 38 x 13 cm. Photo by: James Bates Photography. Helen Clara Hemsley
Necklace: Getting all your rows on a duck, 2015
Found plywood duck and cotton rope
38 x 13 cm
Photo by: James Bates Photography
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Helen Clara Hemsley. Choker: When two soles meet, 2015. Thermo inner soles and press-studs. ∅ 49cm, height 9 cm. Photo by: James Bates Photography. Helen Clara Hemsley
Choker: When two soles meet, 2015
Thermo inner soles and press-studs
∅ 49cm, height 9 cm
Photo by: James Bates Photography
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Helen Clara Hemsley. Necklace: All Eyes on you, 2015. Embroidery fabric, knitting yarn, silk embroidery thread, cotton embroidery thread, onyx, black marker, turquoise, tiger eyes and silk thread. 35 x 11 x 0.5 cm. Photo by: James Bates Photography. Helen Clara Hemsley
Necklace: All Eyes on you, 2015
Embroidery fabric, knitting yarn, silk embroidery thread, cotton embroidery thread, onyx, black marker, turquoise, tiger eyes and silk thread
35 x 11 x 0.5 cm
Photo by: James Bates Photography
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Helen Clara Hemsley. Ring: You remind me of somebody that I used to know, 2015. Embroidery fabric, embroidery thread in silk and polyester, synthetic stuffing, 925 silver Wedding ring. 6 X 5 X 3 cm. Photo by: James Bates Photography. Helen Clara Hemsley
Ring: You remind me of somebody that I used to know, 2015
Embroidery fabric, embroidery thread in silk and polyester, synthetic stuffing, 925 silver Wedding ring
6 X 5 X 3 cm
Photo by: James Bates Photography
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Helen Clara Hemsley. Necklace: Once I was a buoy, 2014. Found fishing buoy, sterling silver. 30 x 7 cm. Photo by: James Bates Photography. Helen Clara Hemsley
Necklace: Once I was a buoy, 2014
Found fishing buoy, sterling silver
30 x 7 cm
Photo by: James Bates Photography
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Helen Clara Hemsley. Pendant: And now for something completely different, 2015. Embroidery fabric, knitting yarn, crochet yarn, plastic ring. 20 x 14.5 cm (including ring). Photo by: James Bates Photography. Helen Clara Hemsley
Pendant: And now for something completely different, 2015
Embroidery fabric, knitting yarn, crochet yarn, plastic ring
20 x 14.5 cm (including ring)
Photo by: James Bates Photography
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Helen Clara Hemsley. Necklace: Cheesy, 2015. Embroidery fabric, wool yarn, nylon thread, Plastic Beads. 10 x 10 cm. Photo by: James Bates. Helen Clara Hemsley
Necklace: Cheesy, 2015
Embroidery fabric, wool yarn, nylon thread, Plastic Beads
10 x 10 cm
Photo by: James Bates
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Helen Clara Hemsley. Necklace: Cheesy, 2015. Embroidery fabric, wool yarn, nylon thread, Plastic Beads. 10 x 10 cm. Photo by: James Bates. Detail view. Helen Clara Hemsley
Necklace: Cheesy, 2015
Embroidery fabric, wool yarn, nylon thread, Plastic Beads
10 x 10 cm
Photo by: James Bates

Detail view

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Helen Clara Hemsley. Necklace: Junior Senior, 2014. Sterling silver, cotton fabric, knitting yarn and nylon ribbon. Junior: 4,2 x 3,5 (shield/medal);  Senior: 7,5 x 6. Photo: James Bates Photography. Helen Clara Hemsley
Necklace: Junior Senior, 2014
Sterling silver, cotton fabric, knitting yarn and nylon ribbon
Junior: 4,2 x 3,5 (shield/medal); Senior: 7,5 x 6
Photo: James Bates Photography
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Helen Clara Hemsley. Ring: A grandmother’s goodwill rewarded, 2014. Embroidery fabric, wool knitting yarn and sterling silver. 3 X 3,5 X 2,2 cm. Helen Clara, HemsleyRing: A grandmother’s goodwill rewarded, 2014Embroidery fabric, wool knitting yarn and sterling silver3 X 3,5 X 2,2 cmPhoto: James Bates Photography. Helen Clara Hemsley
Ring: A grandmother’s goodwill rewarded, 2014
Embroidery fabric, wool knitting yarn and sterling silver
3 X 3,5 X 2,2 cm


Helen Clara, Hemsley
Ring: A grandmother’s goodwill rewarded, 2014
Embroidery fabric, wool knitting yarn and sterling silver
3 X 3,5 X 2,2 cm
Photo: James Bates Photography
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Helen Clara Hemsley. Earrings: White Trash, 2014. Embroidery fabric, plastic rubbish bags, sewing thread and sterling silver earring studs. 9 X 5 cm. Photo: James Bates Photography. Helen Clara Hemsley
Earrings: White Trash, 2014
Embroidery fabric, plastic rubbish bags, sewing thread and sterling silver earring studs
9 X 5 cm
Photo: James Bates Photography
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Helen Clara Hemsley. Brooch: Origin Unknown, 2014. Embroidery fabric, real hair extensions, body lotion and steel safety pin. 5,2 X 6,5 cm. Photo: James Bates Photography. Helen Clara Hemsley
Brooch: Origin Unknown, 2014
Embroidery fabric, real hair extensions, body lotion and steel safety pin
5,2 X 6,5 cm
Photo: James Bates Photography
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Helen Clara Hemsley. Brooch: Cock, 2014. Embroidery fabric, knitting yarn and steel brooch pin. 13 X 12 cm. Photo: James Bates Photography . Helen Clara Hemsley
Brooch: Cock, 2014
Embroidery fabric, knitting yarn and steel brooch pin
13 X 12 cm
Photo: James Bates Photography
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Helen Clara Hemsley. Brooch: I am a Like Hunter, 2014. Embroidery fabric, knitting yarn and brass tie tac. 3,4 X 3,7 cm. Photo: Eddie Skat-Rørdam. Helen Clara Hemsley
Brooch: I am a Like Hunter, 2014
Embroidery fabric, knitting yarn and brass tie tac
3,4 X 3,7 cm
Photo: Eddie Skat-Rørdam
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Helen Clara Hemsley. Brooch: Sue Ellen is fine, 2011. Found silver brooch, paper and pen. 3 cm diameter. Photo: James Bates Photography. Helen Clara Hemsley
Brooch: Sue Ellen is fine, 2011
Found silver brooch, paper and pen
3 cm diameter
Photo: James Bates Photography
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Helen Clara Hemsley. Brooch: Gold digger, 2011. Gold plated silver. 8 X 3 cm.  Photo: James Bates. Helen Clara Hemsley
Brooch: Gold digger, 2011
Gold plated silver
8 X 3 cm
Photo: James Bates
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Helen Clara Hemsley. Necklace: I nearly lost it, 2013. Silk thread and sterling silver. 4,2 X 3,5 cm (medallion). Photo: Dorte Krogh. Helen Clara Hemsley
Necklace: I nearly lost it, 2013
Silk thread and sterling silver
4,2 X 3,5 cm (medallion)
Photo: Dorte Krogh
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Helen Clara Hemsley. Ring: Found on the floor, 2013. Embroidery fabric, nylon thread, cotton stuffing, plastic ring. 8 X 6,2 X 4,5 cm. Pincushion ring 
. Photo: Dorte Krogh . Helen Clara Hemsley
Ring: Found on the floor, 2013
Embroidery fabric, nylon thread, cotton stuffing, plastic ring
8 X 6,2 X 4,5 cm
Pincushion ring
Photo: Dorte Krogh

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Helen Clara Hemsley. Ring: Blu tac (Marge Simpson), 2011. Blu tac and wire. 3,8 X 2,3 cm. Photo: James Bates Photography. Helen Clara Hemsley
Ring: Blu tac (Marge Simpson), 2011
Blu tac and wire
3,8 X 2,3 cm
Photo: James Bates Photography
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Helen Clara Hemsley. Necklace: I am still getting over my Cleopatra complex, 2012. Embroidery fabric, crochet yarn, knitting yarn, obsidian, 18 ct. gold and bloodstones. 11 X 6 cm (head). Photo: Dorte Krogh. Helen Clara Hemsley
Necklace: I am still getting over my Cleopatra complex, 2012
Embroidery fabric, crochet yarn, knitting yarn, obsidian, 18 ct. gold and bloodstones
11 X 6 cm (head)
Photo: Dorte Krogh
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Helen Clara Hemsley. Necklace: What a state I am in, 2012. Embroidery fabric, knitting yarn, painted silver and climbing rope. 14,5 X 10 (map). Photo: Dorte Krogh. Helen Clara Hemsley
Necklace: What a state I am in, 2012
Embroidery fabric, knitting yarn, painted silver and climbing rope
14,5 X 10 (map)
Photo: Dorte Krogh
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Helen Clara Hemsley. Brooch: Denver, 2011. Cotton fabric, crochet yarn, gray diamond and oxidized sterling silver. 10 X 5 cm. Photo: James Bates. Helen Clara Hemsley
Brooch: Denver, 2011
Cotton fabric, crochet yarn, gray diamond and oxidized sterling silver
10 X 5 cm
Photo: James Bates
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Helen Clara Hemsley. Necklace: You can lead a horse to water but you cannot make him drink, 2012. Cotton fabric, knitting yarn, leather and brass buckles. 8 X 10,5 cm (horse). Photo: Dorte Krogh. Helen Clara Hemsley
Necklace: You can lead a horse to water but you cannot make him drink, 2012
Cotton fabric, knitting yarn, leather and brass buckles
8 X 10,5 cm (horse)
Photo: Dorte Krogh
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Helen Clara Hemsley. Brooch: Krystle is an angel, 2011. Cotton fabric, knitting yarn, copper, sterling silver. 9 X 6 cm. Photo: James Bates. Helen Clara Hemsley
Brooch: Krystle is an angel, 2011
Cotton fabric, knitting yarn, copper, sterling silver
9 X 6 cm
Photo: James Bates
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Helen Clara Hemsley. Necklace: A leopard cannot change his spots, 2012. Embroidery fabric, knitting yarn, onyx, plastic ring, metal chain. 9 X 8,5 cm (leopard). Photo: James Bates Photography. Helen Clara Hemsley
Necklace: A leopard cannot change his spots, 2012
Embroidery fabric, knitting yarn, onyx, plastic ring, metal chain
9 X 8,5 cm (leopard)
Photo: James Bates Photography
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Helen Clara Hemsley. Necklace: A leopard cannot change his spots, 2012. Embroidery fabric, knitting yarn, onyx, plastic ring, metal chain. 9 X 8,5 cm (leopard). Photo: James Bates Photography. Helen Clara Hemsley
Necklace: A leopard cannot change his spots, 2012
Embroidery fabric, knitting yarn, onyx, plastic ring, metal chain
9 X 8,5 cm (leopard)
Photo: James Bates Photography
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Intro
Helen Clara Hemsley is an artist based in Copenhagen, Denmark, borned in Durban, South Africa. With a BA on Fine Art Sculpture - Glasgow School of Art, and studies in jewellery, has a solid career on the field. Helen is inspired by the every day and the familiar and her work is about passion, love and curiosity.

Statement

I am inspired by the every day and the familiar. My jewellery celebrates my life and observations, my love of words and sayings, and my incurable need to process and understand the world around me. My work is often funny, a bit silly and light, but with a twist of critical observation. I tell stories that are essentially mine, but with a hope that they can also touch others, bring a smile to their faces and get them thinking. My work is about passion, love and curiosity and it mirrors my desire for answers to endless questions.
 

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2016:
Exhibition  05 Nov 2016 - 12 Nov 2016  Boiling Pot.
Exhibition  09 Sep 2016 - 02 Oct 2016  Time Flies by Helen Clara Hemsley.
Exhibition  23 Jan 2016 - 29 Jan 2016  With you Without you by Helen Clara Hemsley and Hrafnhildur Halldorsdottir.
2015:
Exhibition  13 Oct 2015 - 22 Nov 2015  The Danish Jewellery Box at Seoul.
2011:
Exhibition  23 Sep 2011 - 15 Oct 2011  Helen Clara Hemsley: I never played tennis.

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Magazine:  Det unikke danske smykke catalogue. 2013
Book:  Humor in Craft. Martin, Brigitte.  Schiffer Publishing, Ltd:  Pennsylvania,  2012
Catalogue:  Biennalen for Kunsthåndværk & Design. 2009
Magazine:  GO-CARD. Copenhagen,  2009
Single sock solution postcard
Magazine:  GO-CARD. Copenhagen,  2001
5 postcard designs
Magazine:  Current Obsession Magazine #2. Sarah Mesritz and Marina Elenskaya:  Eindhoven, 
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