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BS9 Arts Trail 2021

We are currently planning to hold the BS9 Arts Trail next summer, as a venue based trail that will conform to Covid Guidance for Public Events.

We shall circulate more up to date information, probably in October/ November.

In the meantime, we wish all our artists and patrons a healthy and productive year, and look forward to seeing you again at the next BS9 Arts Trail.


All the very best, BS9 Arts

Helen King


0117 9623441


[email protected]



Stoke Bishop

Village Hall

42 Stoke Hill

Bristol BS9 1EX

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Now based in Bristol, Helen King has travelled extensively living and working in Canada, Eastern Europe and the Far East.


Originally a painter, in the last six years Helen has concentrated on developing her skills as a ceramicist. In 2010 she completed a HND in Design and Studio Ceramics at The Bristol School of Art.


Glazing is in many ways like painting, but with the added elements of extreme heat and fire. The results, although at times a little unpredictable, can be stunning. Opening a kiln, often full of months of work can be daunting, but also hugely exciting.


She is enjoying the challenge of adapting aspects of painting to the design, making and glazing of ceramics.


Most of Helen’s ceramics are fired to stoneware using a variety of clays, sometimes in conjunction with each other. Porcelain slip when added to clay at the biscuit firing stage is a feature of Helen’s bowls and lifts the colour and intensity of the glazes.

Helen is happy to open her studio to interested parties.