Helen Martino
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Winter Open Studio
Repeats every day until Sun Nov 25 2018.
24 Nov 2018 -
10:00 to 17:00
Helen Martino, ceramics and Bettina Starke, jewellery Winter Open Studio 24th and 25th November from 10am to 5pm
Winter Open Studio
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July Open Studios

Cambridge Open Studios 2019
Cambridge Open Studios 2019
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ceramics
My sculptures depict life and the interactions between people and are often set within a landscape. They are intimate in scale, yet quietly powerful.
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I make ceramic sculptures which embody a sense of narrative. Each piece within a series 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, attempt to embody this moment. My intention though is to imply the greater narrative we can each create in our own minds when viewing the work. 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.