Helen Marry grew up on a family farm near to Newgrange in the very heart of Ireland’s historical Boyne valley and from an early age produced handcrafts for sale in her mother’s craft shop. She trained originally as an agriculturalist and subsequently worked in community and adult education before taking time out to concentrate on her family.


During this time at home Helen developed further her passion for crafts and focussed particularly on stained glass, taking a number of courses in the discipline. Having initially produced pieces for family and friends Helen has decided to share her work with a wider audience.

Helen's work is strongly influenced by the art of the great Neolithic cemetery in the bend of the Boyne, where she still lives and works. All the pieces are original designs, are hand-cut, hand-joined and finished by Helen in her home studio beside the passage grave of Knowth. Her colours are those of nature, soft greens and blues enlivened by reds and yellows, the lines in her work are reminiscent of the curves of the great tumulus in the shadow of which it is created.