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Helen Habtay is a Jeweller from Eritrea based in Germany.

She graduated with a Bachelor of Honours in Jewellery and Accessories at Middlesex University, London, 2013 and 2018 with a Master of Fine Arts at Trier University of Applied Sciences, Departement of Gemstones and Jewellery in Idar-Oberstein, Germany.

Since 2013 Helen participated in collective exhibitions in Europe. She lives and works in Frankfurt am Main, Germany.

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Map and Territory, no8 – Necklace – Leather, Tiger Eye, Ribbon, Rubber – 46 x 7,5 x 3 cm – 2017 – Photo rights Qi Wang


For her work Helen Habtay addresses the mergence of body adornment and body. She creates sculptural jewellery born of geometric forms, made out of ready mades, leather and hand carved gemstones.

The driving force of her work is a continuous inquisitiveness about the relationship between body and adornment, underpinned by what objects mean to us in society.