Glass-blower Helen Hancock, who is based in Limivady, Northern Ireland, features in this second episode of five maker conversations in our first series of Making Conversations Podcast.
Helen, who is also a doula and breastfeeding counsellor shares her unique making journey and discusses her radical making processes that open up conversations about natural feeding.
"As a Cuidui Breastfeeding Counsellor, Doula & Glassblower I can grasp the depth of passion behind each piece of glass I create. Working with families for several years has offered great insight into how deeply connected we feel to our precious milk. Raising awareness around Breastfeeding and Normalising lactation is a very important part of who I am and what I do.
Over 20 years of Glass making skills. A mother to two young children. A support to families through skilled training as a Doula, Cuidiu (Irish Childbirth Trust) Breastfeeding Counsellor, Infant Massage Instructor and Baby Yoga Instructor. When I had my own birth and feeding trauma I needed to know why. I wanted to prevent these things happening to other women. So I became the person I wished i'd had by my side when I needed them the most.
Now as my daughter approaches her ninth birthday I recognise how much of a journey I have been on and how far I have come. Coming full circle back to my first love, glassblowing.
Being able to combine my passion for birth and feeding and making glass has been one of the greatest discoveries for so many people. To make their breast milk into glass. Making Human Milk Glass."
About text kindly shared from https://helenhancockglass.com/