"Helen L. Croft has had a lifelong interest in making art ,beginning at her Mother's knee and learning needle work of varying kinds. Later, she developed a keen interest in painting in many mediums including, watercolor, acrylics, oils, music involvements and throwing clay. Making beauty that others might enjoy is a motivating factor. The most important part is enjoying creating, next, to have others enjoy her efforts.Helen enjoyed serving as an officer in differing art groups, and is a long time member of the same. Her list of special awards, Blue Ribbons, and Best of Shows are many. She has also exhibited one person shows.Helen’s pottery skills developed at Bethel Lutheran Art Ventures Clay Camp at Dodgeville, which became an important part of her life. Helen lives in rural Fennimore with her husband Dallas. They have four children and seven grandchildren. She is a retired U.S. Postal worker. Says Croft, “Creating beauty out of dirt (clay) is an awesome, hands-on experience. I strive to further develop my skills and aspirations, working only in high fire stoneware clay, which is dishwasher , microwave, food and oven safe. Neither the clay or the glazes contain lead."