Welcome to the Bluestone Gallery, Hay-on-Wye

Nestled in the beautiful Welsh border town of Hay-on-Wye, the Bluestone Gallery is an independent art gallery, displaying paintings, prints and a wide range of British crafts, including jewellery, ceramics, sculpture and glass. If you are interested in one of our paintings do try our Art Placer page, where you can see paintings to scale in a room, or even in your own house.

We offer a warm welcome to visitors, as well as offering a good selection of our artwork for sale via this web site.

"Cuddle", a Ceramic Sculpture by Helen Martino

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£115.00
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"Cuddle". A ceramic sculpture of two young lovers, lying on a couch. Real gold lustre detail. 11.5 cm high by 12 cm wide by 4 cm deep.

I make ceramic sculptures which embody a sense of narrative. Each piece explores an element of the story through a change in scale, movement, composition or colour. I am fascinated by body language within both the moving and still image. I find inspiration, for example, in the exaggerated and stylised movements expressed by actors in silent movies - but equally interesting to me is the way in which narrative is depicted within Mogul and Persian miniature paintings. Here, a still gesture, combined with often intricate and symbolic composition, captures a moment which tells both a past and a future story. My sculptures, often intimate in size, relate to this single moment where great, or small, events in people’s lives are revealed by gesture and communication. For me it is not just the form of the sculpture that matters but also its surface. Here there is the chance to build up layer on layer of texture, pattern and colour that gives each piece its individual character, mood and story. I am lucky to be a potter and still to be learning and changing and enjoying my work.


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About the gallery

Found in historic Hay on Wye, Bluestone Gallery is a new addition to the famous Book Town. We hope to contribute to the creative mix already here so that Hay gets known for its galleries as well as its bookshops. Owned and run by Guy and Ellie Perkins, Bluestone has recently moved from Devizes where it enjoyed a loyal following for twenty years. Time for change of scene, Guy and Ellie are delighted to be part of this vibrant, friendly and thriving community!