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.

Hand Turned Ash Lidded Pot, by Kevin Hutson

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The grain of the ashwood makes a beautiful contrast to the vivid blue centre of the lid. 6 cm high with 10 cm square lid.

Kevin is based in Sussex and has been working with wood for more than 30 years. His first experience was with a small modest drill attachment lathe. Completely enthralled by the different shapes and configurations that could be achieved, he progressed from this lathe onto a larger and more professional machine. He served a successful five year apprenticeship in Carpentry and Joinery at The Brighton Technical College. After 16 years practical experience he progressed as a freelance draughtsman in architecturally designed joinery manufacture. He found this experience inspired a desire to design more creative forms.

Kevin now blends subtle forms and strong tones of colour to emphasis the variety of grain found in wood. Kevin has used exotic hardwoods but more frequently uses sycamore and ash. Each piece is finished by a process of a mixture of natural oils such as Danish oil and liquid paraffin over a period of three days, to compliment the subtle tones used.

Inspirations for Kevin have been Barbara Hepworth’s sculptures and the study of Oriental architecture. As Kevin expresses in his own words, “this I try to instil in my work by the movement of wood to form more flowing lines than seen in conventional turning”. He is also a member of the Worshipful Order of Woodturners.

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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!