Helen Martino

Helen studied at the Central School of Art and Design, London in 1969 after completing her Foundation at Farnham in 1965. She also holds a Diploma in Printmaking at Anglia Ruskin University. She has exhibited nationally over 20 years and in Belgium and Holland since 2002.

“I am fascinated by body language within both the moving and still image. The exaggerated and stylised movements in silent movies provide inspiration. Equally interesting are Mogul and Persian miniatures; a still gesture, combined with intricate and symbolic composition, captures a moment which tells both a past and a future story. My sculptures, often intimate in size, relate to the moment, where great or small events in people’s lives are revealed by gesture and communication.”

Helen uses hand building techniques with soft, flexible sheets of high-firing clay. These are freely cut, curved and twisted. Surfaces are decorated with slips, under-glaze pigments, paper and wax resists. Silver, gold and copper leaf and lustres are often added.

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187 30 Oct14

Helen Martino ‘Angel with a Curl’ ceramic H10in (25.5cm) £90, ‘Surprised Angel’ ceramic H9in (23cm) £75, ‘Hold onto your Halo Angel’ ceramic H10in (25.5cm) £85

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Helen Martino 'Dishy Lady amongst the Flowers' Ceramic 10in (25.5cm)

£95

Helen Martino 'Admiring The View From The Top' Ceramic H31cm £285

 

Helen Martino 'Admiring The View From The Top' Ceramic H31cm £285

Helen Martino 'Admiring the View from the Top' ceramic H31cm

£285

Helen Martino 'Into The Wind' Ceramic H17cm £260

 

Helen Martino 'Into The Wind' Ceramic H17cm £260

Helen Martino 'Into the Wind' ceramic H17cm

£260

Helen Martino 'Dreaming Of Freedom   Boat In A Bottle' Ceramic  W28cm £300

 

Helen Martino 'Dreaming Of Freedom   Boat In A Bottle' Ceramic  W28cm £300

Helen Martino 'Dreaming of Freedom - Boat in a Bottle' ceramic W28cm

£300

Helen Martino 'Friends' Ceramic H12cm £100

 

Helen Martino 'Friends' Ceramic H12cm £100

Helen Martino 'Friends' ceramic H12cm

£100

Helen Martino 'In Love' Ceramic H12cm £110

 

Helen Martino 'In Love' Ceramic H12cm £110

Helen Martino 'In Love' ceramic H12cm

£110

Helen Martino 'Summer In The Garden' Ceramic H12cm £175

 

Helen Martino 'Summer In The Garden' Ceramic H12cm £175

Helen Martino 'Summer in the Garden' ceramic H12cm

£175

Helen Martino 'The Big Bouquet' Ceramic H20cm £200

 

Helen Martino 'The Big Bouquet' Ceramic H20cm £200

Helen Martino 'The Big Bouquet' ceramic H20cm

£200

Helen Martino 'Summery Dishy Lady' Ceramic W16cm £70

 

Helen Martino 'Summery Dishy Lady' Ceramic W16cm £70

Helen Martino 'Summery Dishy Lady' ceramic W16cm

£70