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"BIG GLASS BREASTS"

"BIG GLASS BREASTS"


"Pendant making.. Its not as easy as you may think."

Helen Hancock

"Pendant making.. Its not as easy as you may think."

"One of the trickiest techniques I have worked on recently was making human milk glass pendants. 

Unlike your standard glass pendant, these must contain human milk. 

Human milk is a complex liquid to work with as it is a liquid, its organic and each one is different." 


"Mothers Day"

Helen Hancock

"Mothers Day"
"I'm thankful for homework club when each child gets a few hours in the afternoon with me all to themselves. Its a special time and I know as they grow older that time spent together like this will change."

"Lactation Learning"

Helen Hancock

"Lactation Learning"

"Helen has been an amazing support this past 8 months. She reached out to me after I posted on Letterkenny babies looking for help. I didn't have a clue what I was doing and I was very close to giving up. Her advice and encouragement was amazing and only for her I'm still feeding my wee man 8 months in. She helped me to understand that everything I was experiencing was totally normal and has a wealth of knowledge on all the little growth spurts and times when my son needed me more than usual. Even now, if I have...


"London Calling"

Helen Hancock

"London Calling"

                             (Human Milk infused in hot glass, 2019) I've been part of the lactation and birth world for so long now.  As a Cuidiu (Irish Childbirth Trust) Breastfeeding Counsellor & Birth Doula. I forgot what it was like to exhibit work in a gallery.  I feel much more comfortable assessing a latch with a new mother than talking art.  Yet I felt I owed it to the many families who have entrusted me with their precious milk to apply to the London Glassblowing Gallery for the "Inspired"...