Ceramic artist Helen Purdum working in her Grovewood Village studio in Asheville.

Helen Purdum

Ceramic Art

Ceramic artist Helen Purdum has been a resident artist at Grovewood Village since 2007. She began working with clay at 17 and proclaims she did not choose clay as a medium; clay chose her.

After years of making a living in the corporate world, Helen Purdum moved to Asheville and devoted herself full-time to her craft, honing her skills as an artist at Penland School of Crafts. The work and images that she sculpts are derived from people who have made impressions on her, “people whose faces seem to personify an ideal.” All of Purdum’s ceramic art is one-of-a-kind and as unique as the subjects that inspire her.

Studio Visits

Outside of our scheduled tour dates (third Saturdays May – October), studio visits are by appointment only. Inquiries for studio visits can be made through one of our gallery associates.

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