Helewyse de Birkestad
(Cookery & Pottery), OP, RSL, CW, PF, AoA
Louise Smithson
20 S Reedwood
Joliet, IL  60436
419 509 1964
helewyse {at} yahoo {dot} com
Elevated by: Felix and Madeleina
Date of elevation: 25 Sep, 2004
apprenticed to: Master Hroar Stormgengr

Home group: Barony of Ayreton, former landed Baroness of Red Spears (still a special place in my heart).

Personal: I play with both pottery and food spending much of my time translating recipes from Italian to English.  My other interests include brewing meads and ales although I have far more experience with the former than the latter.  Some of my research is now available through medieval cookery.  http://www.medievalcookery.com/helewyse


Current projects: Settling into my new home in IL and the Barony of Ayreton. Continuing my work on Scappi although a translation has been published in January of 2009, but not to mind there are lots and lots more untranslated Italian works to play with. 
Recent exploits include experiments with 16th century Japanese ceramics.

Apprenti - if you think you'd like them to teach at your event contact me.  I have some influence :-):

Lady Ulfheidhr Vigdisar dottir - my first apprentice, specializing in jewelry and bead making.  Residing in Michigan near the Shire of Talonvale.  Not currently active.

Lady Vashty bat Abraham - specializing in brewing (sodas) and cooking (middle eastern) with some distractions in costuming, inkle weaving and more. Residing in Red Spears. 

Lord Godfrey Thacker of Northumberland - a very talented generalist, brewing (mead and beer), cooking, armor making, sewing, wood work, casting, C&I, etc. etc.  Located in Red spears.  See more at: http://www.soylent-green.com/SCA/sca.html.  Unfortunately deceased.

Lord Eoghan o Siodhachain -  mnajor interest brewing beer and mead, turns out he's interested in baking, cheesemaking, leather working, armoring and some other stuff too.  Currently living in Mexico so not active in the SCA right now, but is a great source for Tequila. 

Lady Gwenllian verch Rhydderch Annwyl - another jewelry apprentice, specializing in enamelling and medeival jewelery.  Located in Red Spears.

Lord Angelo Di Antonio Machiavelli - my newest cookery apprentice, done some awesome work cooking feasts in the field. Located in the Shire of Talonvale. 

Student

 THL Gilebert le Braceeur squire to Count Alaric le Fevre.  My first ceramics student.