Helen Britton earned her Master of Fine Arts degree at Curtin University in Western Australia; during her studies she worked as a visiting scholar at the Academy of Fine Art in Munich, the Sandberg Institute in Amsterdam, and at San Diego State University. After graduating in 1999, Britton returned to the Academy in Munich to carry out a postgraduate project under Professor Otto Künzli. In 2002, she established a workshop in that city with David Bielander and Yutaca Minegishi. Britton’s work can be found in collections around the world, such as the Pinakothek der Modern in Munich, the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, among others, and she has been awarded numerous prizes including the 2005 Herbert Hofmann prize in contemporary jewelry, the 2006 Bavarian state prize for craftsmanship, and the city of Munich’s Förder Preis in 2013. Britton has held a number of fellowships and in 2013 was honored by a solo exhibition at the Neues Museum in Nuremberg, Germany, which chronicled twenty years of the designer’s career.