Helly Powell

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Helly Powell is a textile artist born and raised in Wales; she has combined her love for the landscape of the Brecon Beacons and its wildlife with a life long interest in textiles to develop her art, Fauxidermy (a play on words faux, French for false and taxidermy)

This reflects in the textile pieces she produces mimicking Victorian taxidermy reproducing animals from Hares to Highland Cattle. She mastered her skills as a haute couture seamstress whilst working with renowned Welsh fashion designers Charles and Patricia Lester; working in all aspects of the haute couture fashion industry, Helly has coupled the skills learned with traditional taxidermy techniques. "it was an amazing experience, I learnt so much from them, especially hand finishing and very disciplined attention to detail."


Fauxidermy Animal Heads
Helly Powell £1200.00