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With a Little Help from My Friends

Large Daffodil designed & glazed by:

Helen Ratcliffe

Helen is the creator of the Ten Thousand Daffodils project. Her background is in public relations and she had her own company in London before moving north to Cumbria in 2017. It was about four years ago when she ventured into the world of ceramics.

Helen’s daffodil represents the people who have contributed to the Ten Thousand Daffodils project. The imprinted figures on the petals of the daffodil equal the number of volunteers involved in making, assembling, planting and subsequently picking and packing. The trumpet is an abstract depiction of the colours found in all species of daffodils. It has a little addition of kintsugi (kin = gold, tsugi = rejoining) – the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery by mending the areas of breakage with lacquer dusted or mixed with powdered gold.

Helen has chosen to donate funds raised from the auction of her daffodil to the Ten Thousand Daffodils project. Money will be shared equally between the six beneficiary charities.


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