Upcoming Exhibitions

On Top Of The World | Helen Martino

Katherine Richards Art Gallery
Collection 10 with Helen Martino ceramics

9th February to 26th April 2024
111 Portland Road Hove BN3 5DP

This is a small gallery in size but Katherine curates it with style. It is a very welcoming space and I’m pleased to be showing a collection of my landscape and figurative ceramics there for the first time.

The Private view is on the 9th February 6pm – 8pm and free tickets are available from the gallery website


That Summers Day | Helen Martino

The Castle Gallery Inverness
“Looking out,  Looking in”

Helen Martino Ceramics | Trevor Price Original Prints.
6th – 28th September 2024

Private View 6th September  43 Castle street, Inverness. IV2 3DU

I am making a new collection of work for this special exhibition having been invited by the gallery’s owner Denise Collins to show with them. I have had work in this gallery since it opened 20 years ago. This is the second time I have had a solo ceramic show with a painter or print maker in the gallery. I have started making work for it already and am excited by the title of the exhibition as it highlights the sculptures I make which are out in the landscape as well as the more intimate pieces showing people together inside. I hope also to show a few of my new wall sculptures.


Cambridge Contemporary Art 2023 | Helen Martino Potter

Cambridge Contemporary Art

Cambridge Contemporary Art Website

Featured Artist in the window with new collection of women vessel pots at Cambridge Contemporary Art 24th June to 16th July.

I will be doing  a demonstration the gallery at 2pm on the 1st July as part of Celebrate Cambridge Independents weekend

I have been drawing people consistently for the last few years. Though I have always done life drawing these started  during lockdown with Zoom calls and it seemed like an interesting project to draw on pots rather than paper. Comparisons are always made comparing pots and bodies. For example the belly, the foot, the neck,

The Yew Tree Gallery | Penzance | Helen Martino Potter | Cambridge

The Joys of Life at the Yew Tree Gallery

Keigwin, Morvah, Penzance TR19 7TS tel no 01736 786425

Yew Tree Gallery Website

Private View 28th May 2023

Open then from the 30th May to the 15th July Tuesday to Saturday 10am to 5pm. Always good to ring and check first.

Helen Martino and Craig Underhill Ceramics and Andrew Waddington and Andrew Harding Painting

The Joys of Life Exhibition
Last winter I received a request from Gilly to make a collection of my work for an exhibition at the Yew Tree Gallery. She suggested the title: The Joys of Life.

It seemed a perfect distraction from the cold greyness of the Cambridge winter, to be imagining and creating narratives in sculpture that placed me in other places with other people and other times.

Cambridge Open Studio 2022

Cambridge Open Studios 2022
9 & 10 July 11:00 – 18:00

72 Huntingdon Road, Cambridge, CB3 0HH

I look forward to welcoming you to my Open Studio. I have made new work during the year so it will be good to share that with you.

Some of the ceramic pieces will be in the garden that I look out on while working in my studio and then more in the studio itself.

Entry to both the studio and garden will be through my back gate that is in Westfield Lane which runs parallel to the Huntingdon Road behind my house.

There are laybys with pay and display machines close by and parking is free on Sunday.

I’m looking forward to it and hope to see you on the 9th or the 10th July when the cleaning and getting organised will all be done.

Cambridge Open Studios 2021
10 & 11 July 11:00 – 18:00

72 Huntingdon Road, Cambridge, CB3 0HH

A new look to my Open studio this year because my Open Studio will be mainly in the garden with limited numbers at a time going into the studio.

I am excited about this as I’m having to experiment and improvise with the collections and it will give a very different feeling to how my ceramics are seen.

There are airy covered spaces so all should be well if the weather isn’t glorious.
I hope you will come and see what I have been doing over lockdown.

Access will be through the green garden gate in Westfield lane, which runs parallel to the Huntingdon Road behind no 72. From the Huntingdon Road Just go down Priory Street and turn first left or Westfield Rd and turn right.

I will have a QR code to scan at the gate or you can sign in on paper with your contact details and normal COVID safety guidance will be followed.

If you need to book a timed slot on Sunday morning between 10:00 and 11:00 please call 07960 293554 to arrange.

On Saturday parking is Pay and Display, free on Sunday.

Download the Cambridge Open Studios App to plan your visits in July. Available for both Android and Apple devices.

Enjoying the Sunshine | Old Chapel Gallery | Helem Martino Potter

Old Chapel Gallery

Pembridge Herefordshire – On Line.

Hope springs eternal 14th March 2021 0nwards

It was good to be invited to make some work for this exhibition celebrating the coming of spring. It was something to look forward to while making them in January.


Friends Chatting | detail for Whithouse Exhibition | Helen Martino Potter

Whitehouse Gallery – Spring Exhibition

Kirkcudbright, Dumfrieshire 17th April to 17 May 2021

The Gallery is going to be open after the long lock down. It will be online as well though as Scotland is still waiting to be open to travelling around at the moment. The Friends Chatting piece I made while looking forward to seeing friends again and actually sitting together.


Castle Gallery Inverness – 20th Anniversary exhibition

24th April  to 29th May

I have exhibited with Denise Collins for a lot longer than 20 years as she used to run the Gallery on the Cam and Cambridge Contemporary Art before she and her family moved to Scotland to open the Castle Gallery in inverness 20 years ago this month. I felt honoured to be invited to exhibit. We were asked to make three special pieces loosely based on 20. The dishy lady shown above is decorated with 20 flowers and in the centre of two of them there are two Xs to denote 20 and the lustre is platignum, which is the symbolic material of 20thanniversaries.


Beloveds | Cambridge Open Studios 2021 | Helen Martino Potter

Cambridge Open Studios

Saturday and Sunday 10th and 11th July 2021. 11am to 6pm

It will be so good to be opening my studio again in 2021 after missing 2020 because of Covid 19 and its restrictions. This year if the studio access is limited I will open in my new covered space in the garden. So fingers crossed I can open up whatever is happening so you can see my new work. More details nearer the time.


Anglian Potters Christmas Online Exhibition and Shop

I have got 6 of my ceramic sculptures and three charity Christmas decorations in this new Virtual Exhibition hosted by Anglian Potters. This year the chosen charity for the Christmas decorations is MND.

This year there are 60 potters exhibiting in the online exhibition so there is a very good choice.

The exhibition will run from the 20th of November to the of 18th December 2020 and it will be updated as items are sold.

I am not having a Christmas Open Studio this year but of course you are always welcome to get in touch with me as usual by email or phone or by my website.

I hope you enjoy visiting the exhibition https://www.anglianpottersexhibition.com

Designed and Created Website

I am pleased and proud to be one of the artist/ craftspeople to be included on the new Designed and Created website being launched by my daughter in law Laura Martino. She is specialising in Hand made objects and art for ones home and is taking a different approach to her website that I think is unusual and design orientated. Take a look and see what she has set up. www.designedandcreated.com

Laura is showing my individual one off wall pieces and the flattened vases which are based on the functional domestic items we use every day, like teapots and cups and saucers.

As things get bought new and different work will be added so there will be an ever changing variety and new artists and designers will be added as the website grows.

Cambridge Open Studios

This year I am very pleased to be showing my work with three other artists at the Fen Ditton Gallery.

Helen Martino. Ceramics

Rosemary Cullum. Oil paintings

Janet Powell. Silver and Gold Contemporary Jewellery

Lotte Attwood. Black and White Hand-Printed Photographs

Normally on July weekends we welcome the public to our work spaces. This year due to COVID-19 and nationwide lockdown, the 2020 Cambridge Open Studios take a slightly different form with windows across Cambridge showing the works of the artists and makers made in their studios.

Fen Ditton Gallery, was due to host a mixed exhibition of four Cambridge artists and makers.

Now the gallery has an online exhibition https://www.fendittongal#C51186 showing the work and Open Studio Windows.

Please take a look the virtual exhibition and visit the gallery to see the windows and possibly, by appointment with the gallery, view all the work plus their current black and white photography exhibition.

Fen Ditton Gallery, 23 High Street, Fen Ditton, CB5 8ST

Contact: info@fendittongallery.com

‘Making Waves’ Mixed Summer Exhibition

Old Chapel Gallery, East Street, Pembridge, Herefordshire, HR6 9HB

Opening  Virtually on Sunday July 12th.

There after online and in the gallery open Wednesday to Saturday 12 – 4pm


Helen Martino in Anglian Potters Online Exhibition and Shop

I have got 6 of my ceramic sculptures in this new Virtual Exhibition hosted by Anglian Potters.

I have been a member of Anglian Potters for many years and have been part of there real Exhibitions many times in the past. Anglian Potters had the great idea to do this to support their potter members during Lockdown. With galleries and public gathering spaces closed it is a great opportunity to get an update to what 26 of us have all been making and there is even a secure way of buying on the website too.

The selection of potters and pots will change each month. I am included from the 1st May to 1st June.

Of course you are always welcome to get in touch with me as usual by email or phone or by my website.

I hope you enjoy visiting the exhibition www.anglianpotters.org.uk/online-exhibition

Pyramid Gallery York 2020 | A Peaceful Moment In The Sun Helen Martino Ceramics | Potter | Cambridge

The Pyramid Gallery

43 Stonegate, York YO1 8AW

Dates : 28 February 2020 onwards

Website : https://www.pyramidgallery.com/

The Biscuit Factory | Newcastle Upon Tyne | Online Exhibition 2020 | The Golden Apples of The Sun Helen Martino Ceramics | Potter | Cambridge

The Biscuit Factory

16 Stoddart Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE2 1AN

Spring Exhibition 2020

Dates : 6 March 2020 onwards – Online until after Lockdown.

Website : https://www.thebiscuitfactory.com/

Alone at Last | Helen Martino Pottery | Cambridge Potter

Cambridge Open Studios

72 Huntingdon Road, Cambridge, CB3 0HH

I work in my studio, looking out at my garden and the weather virtually every day. I love clay, creativity and making sculptures. Why not come and see!

Dates : Saturday and Sundays – 7/8 July & 14/15 July 2018 – 11am to 6pm

Website : https://www.camopenstudios.co.uk

Day and Night, Night and Day | Helen Martino Pottery | Cambridge Potter

Galerij Pi Kwadraat, Erpe-Mere, Belgium

I am lucky to be invited once again to show my work in Paul Yperman’s gallery with Sasha Wardell, Pavel Knapek, Vladimir Groh & Yasuyo Nishida and Margot Thyssen. I will be making some new wall pieces and sculptures. I hope to be there for the private view. This is a gallery that specialises in ceramics and glass.

Dates : 23 September to 14 October 2018

Website : http://pikwadraat.be/

Summertime and the living is easy | Helen Martino Pottery | Cambridge Potter

Montpellier Gallery, Stratford-upon-Avon

I am enjoying working towards this exhibition, more details to follow.

Dates : December 2018

Website : http://montpelliergallery.com/

Helen Martino | Potter | Cambridge Pottery

Cambridge Contemporary Art

A mixed exhibition of my paintings and ceramics. The central focus on courage and vulnerability, showing works made specially for the exhibition along side other pieces.

Dates : 28 April to 20 May 2018

Website : http://www.cambridgegallery.co.uk/

Helen Martino Ceramic | Cambridge Artisans

The studio has been established for 30 years. It is within my house. I welcome visitors by prior appointment.

Training. Degree, Central School of Art and Design, London 1969. Foundation, Farnham 1965/6. Diploma in Printmaking at Anglia Ruskin University.

Selected Member Anglian Potters

Exhibitions   I have exhibited nationally over the previous 20 years and in Belgium and Holland since 2002.


Solo Exhibition at Castle Gallery, Inverness – September


Yew Tree Gallery, Morvah, Cornwall – May


Cambridge Contemporary Art Summer Exhibition – July & August

Yew Tree Gallery, Morvah, Cornwall – October


Valentines Exhibition Cambridge Contemporary Art All of February

Cambridge Contemporary Art 28th April to 20th May

Gallery Pi, Erpe, Belgium 27th September

Cambridge Open Studios, 72 Huntingdon Road, Cambridge, CB3 0HH. 7th/8th 14th/15th July

Christmas Open Studios 24th/25th December


Valentines Exhibition. Cambridge Contemporary Art All of February

In the window. Cambridge Contemporary Art. Trinity Street, Cambridge. All of July

Cambridge Open Studios, My Studio 1st/2nd and 15th/16th July

Summer Show. Velvet Easel Gallery, Portobello, Edinburgh, Scotland July and August

Christmas Open Studio. My studio 9th/10th December

Earlier Exhibitions
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