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Artist: Frances Spice
Material: Glazed Ceramic
Dimensions: Heart Brooch W: 3.5cm H: 5.5cm / Bird Brooch W: 7cm H: 2cm. Sizes given are a rough guide as each brooch is individually hand crafted
Various Brooches From £12
It is looking a lot like Christmas in the gallery and the street. The Christmas lights on Southside look very festive and even the Prawn on West Pier is lit up.
We have so much new work there is a great selection for every budget. Items on display change all the time, make sure you keep popping in to have a look. There is so much to choose from.
We have a great selection of unique and handmade Christmas decorations. They make such a great gift or addition to your own home.
We also have a great choice of glass baubles and small items of jewellery and many other small gifts, as well as special treats. Emmy, who makes the glass baubles has also included some unique vases, which incorporate her knitted copperwire.
Almost all our artists have recently delivered new work. A delivery by Richard Glass included these lovely handblown glass robins. Staying with a bird theme. Frances Spice has delivered more jewellery as well as bird vases and bowls.
Melanie Guy has sent us a great selection of pewter dishes in various sizes as well as paperweights, coasters and two clocks.
The latest arrivals of clocks by Sarah McCormack have sold quickly, but we still have two left and we are hoping to receive more soon.
Entirely new to 45 Southside are chess and mini chess boards by Thais Lenkiewicz. Another great present. Watch out for these and more in our online gallery.
We have some lovely blues in the gallery this month. Full of energy, there is nothing melancholic about these pieces. This vessel by Frances Spice positively shines with a combination of a rich dark blue and gold lustre. It is called ‘Reaching for the stars’.
From sky to sea. Richard Glass makes wonderfully fluid sculptures inspired by water like his ‘Splash‘ sculptures and vases.
Delan Cookson uses the sea as his inspiration from his studio overlooking the Hayle estuary. His own recipe bright blue glaze on his porcelain vases and bowls has become his trademark and his work is widely collected. This candlestick is a rather unusual piece for Delan and based on balusters.
Sarah McCormack is mostly known for her ‘stroppy clocks‘. But her further ceramic works have a large ever-growing and devoted following, too. These ‘Houses on a Hill‘ in copper and blue, raku fired, are a good reason why. Her work encourages to play and combine in quirky ways. These houses are separate from the ‘Hill’ and can be rearranged.
The walls should not be neglected. Hamlin and Wright have a range of very energetic glass wall panels.
Jane Price will be part of our textile exhibition starting on the 18th of October. Please mark Saturday the 19th in your diaries for your chance to meet the artists here at the gallery from 3pm.
Lincoln Kirby-Bell famous for his very colourful and tactile tableware has made this rather unusually (for him) monochrome wallplate in blue. Visit us to see many more works in shades of blue and many other colours, too, of course. Some of these works can be found in our online gallery for more detail.
We have had a lovely summer and the weather still looks as if it may stay a bit longer. In case it doesn’t, you can stock up on your essential reading with us. We stock Ceramic Review, Craft Arts, Crafts and Craft and Design Magazines.
We have had a new delivery of Iris Milward’s poetry tiles. If you have had your eye on one, we currently have a good choice available. New work has also arrived by Lincoln Kirby-Bell, Remon Jephcott, Christina Peters, Delan Cookson, Richard Glass, Janie Ramsey and Frances Spice. Work often sells before I have a chance to post it here, so it is always worth coming in or sending us an enquiry. If you are looking for something specific, we can order it for you or look out for something similar when visiting artists.
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A selection of the work can be seen in more detail in our online gallery . Always worth a visit.
We have had a delivery of wonderful new work by Frances Spice here in the gallery. Watch out for more in the online gallery very soon. Why not subscribe to our updates to make sure, you don’t miss it.
Frances uses a white earthenware clay and her work is slab built, from a flat piece of clay she cuts out her desired shapes before assembling the pieces together. Underglazes, glazes, stains, oxides and gold lustre are all used to decorate her work, each piece is fired 2-4 times.
Frances’ work is always different and very imaginative. Her work is very well designed with subtle details. I really love these art jugs in the image above.