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.

Small Raku Sheep, by Rob Whelpton

SKU RW 288
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It must be near sheep sheering time... 5 cm high by 8 cm long.

As a young man Rob worked in the National Museum Botswana, and then lived and worked in Denmark. Returning to England he trained in ceramics at Dartington Pottery in Devon, and set up his own workshop in south Wiltshire with his wife Vicky. Together they have been potting ever since. Rob concentrates on individual raku fired pieces. The work ranges from small amusing animals and bird caricatures, to stylish handbuilt lustred pieces. Humour is a strong feature in much of his work. Decoration is drawn onto the pots using a scalpel, and coloured using slips and metallic oxides.

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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!