Helen Millard completed a degree in glass at West Surrey College of Art and Design in 1989. This was followed by a long apprenticeship at The Glass House, Covent Garden and later Islington, London between 1990 and 1998, where she was fortunate enough to be trained by Ronnie Wilkinson who had been chief glassmaker for the Whitefriars Factory in London. Here she became a senior assistant and production glass maker.
During this period, as well as developing her own range of vibrant tableware, Helen continued to develop her engraving skills, producing a wide range of ‘Graal’ and multicoloured surface engraved work. From 1999 to 2005 Helen became lecturer at The International Glass Centre, teaching both cold decoration and hot glass techniques.
Helen is now thought to be one of the finest cameo glass engravers in the country.