Hi I am Helen Vallance. I am a designer maker of leather bags and accessories, based in Birmingham. I am currently inspired by Japanese wabi-sabi concepts, 1940’s and 1950’s feminine detailing and modern geometric designs.
Each product I produce is handcrafted with attention to detail, some are limited editions and some are one of a kind. The leather and fabric linings are personally sourced, showing my love of pastels and bold colours and retro inspired prints.
At STEAMhouse I have been designing and screen printing my own designs on to leather. I have experimented with metallic inks and also heat set vinyl and foil prints. I am currently developing products using the printed leather within bags, pouches and jewellery.