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"Helen Mason has passed away."

Helen has had a long and distinguished history of involvement with various arts and craft communities around Aotearoa. She has worked and lived in Wairarapa, East Coast, Porongahau, Wellington and Waipukurau as well as in Barry Brickell's Driving Creek Railway in the Coromandel.

Helen helped found the Wellington Society of Potters, wrote for the New Zealand Listener and was editor of New Zealand Potter magazine for its first 9 years.

Besides raising a family Helen has helped and mentored many young artists and craftspeople and exhibited widely both nationally and internationally.

In 1995 Helen was awarded a New Zealand 0rder of Merit (M.N.Z.M.) for her services to pottery.

Click here to learn more about Helen Mason's contribution to ceramics in New Zealand.
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