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What’s in store this December

windowIt 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.whats in store dec

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.

richard glass robinAlmost 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.frances spice

Melanie Guy has sent us a great selection of pewter dishes in various sizes as well as paperweights, coasters and two clocks.whats in store dec 2

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.whats in store dec 4

Entirely new to 45 Southside are chess and mini chess boards by Thais Lenkiewicz.Thais large chessboard 2 Another great present. Watch out for these and more in our online gallery.

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What’s in store in May!

remonjephcott appleIt has been a while, but we have a new web-site. Perfect time for an update on what is currently in the gallery.

We have had several new deliveries of jewellery, wirework by Kate Packer, for example, and also a delivery of Remon Jephcott’s lovely (and humorous) ceramics and ceramic jewellery. New are these decaying fruit. We have apples, a pear and a cherry. The fly on the apple is made from real silver.

whatsinstore may 2013 sidewallJenny Beavan has delivered new work of both her stunning ceramic panels on glass and a sculptural work. You can find out more about her and her work in this month’s Ceramic Review. We still have some copies. We also have new tableware by Lincoln Kirby-Bell. In addition, he has made some wallvases or flower pots in his signature style.lkb wallvase

Glass artist Richard Glass and metalsmith Noah Taylor have also dropped by new work. Some of Noah’s latest sculptures are visible in the image above along the back wall next to one of Richard’s Splash Sculptures.

whatsinstoremay melguyMore pewter work by Melanie Guy has also arrived, there are new ‘wallsculptures’ but also a selection of tableware and sculptural works, which is a new departure for Melanie.whatsinstore may 2013 backwall This includes coasters, dishes, paperweights and a very elegant Sushi dish. On the shelf above Melanie’s work are Rebecca Harvey’s latest porcelain vessels. Her work is smooth yet tactile with a number of different shaped bowls of various sizes as well as her serving sets on Oak plates with Cornish Pewter Spoons.

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New artists and new work

We have started the 2013 with some new artists and plenty of new work by others. Corinna Butler is new to 45 Southside Gallery. Corinna and has lived in Plymouth for 12 years. She started painting when she was in her teens and then learnt to scuba dive. Diving opened her the door to an underwater world which has inspired her ever since. She joined the Plymouth College of Art to study working with glass. “I like to experiment with different styles and forms. This work was inspired by cloth and tartan, especially ragged pieces and off cuts. I wanted to allow light to move on the pieces so I have left them exposed to the viewer.”

Nicola Crocker who took part in October’s Westcountry Potters Association exhibition has also brought in some new work including a range of framed ceramic landscape tiles.

Another popular ceramic artist Rebecca Harvey’s new work includes a range of bowls in all sizes, vases and beakers in her distinctive colours and tactile surfaces. She has had a busy year after an exhibition in Fortnum and Mason last year. The new work also includes some of her very popular serving dishes on Cornish oak plates and with Cornish pewter spoons.

With Mother’s Day coming up very soon our selection of ceramic, silver and wirework  jewellery continues to sell well.

We are featuring Devon Potter Tim Andrews this month. Watch out for some images of his work here very soon. The exhibition looks great and it is almost a shame to part with some of the stunning pieces!

As always you can view more work in detail in our online gallery.


Helen Edwards exhibition – Mixed Media Textiles -press release

Here is our latest press release. Please contact me, should you require images or more information.

Press Release 25/07/2011 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

An exhibition of mixed media textiles by Helen Edwards at 45 Southside, Plymouth. September 4th – October 4th 2011

Helen Edwards is a mixed media textile artist based in South Devon. She continually pushes the boundaries of textiles to produce innovative and beautiful work, which may not always be immediately recognisable as textile.

She uses her skills in ceramics, metals and textiles to construct intricate and unique mixed media artwork with visual and tactile appeal. Photography, printing and etching, stitching, weaving and dyeing are some of the many processes Helen uses to give her work its characteristic texture, pattern and colour.

We first became aware of Helen at the Craft Fair at Bovey Tracey, where she exhibited in the Higher Education tent as part of South Devon College. Two years later we are very much looking forward to exhibiting her work at 45 Southside in the autumn of 2011.

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Art is a second career for Helen who worked for 21 years as a speach and language therapist. She developed her interest in art, photography and textiles initially alongside her career, before taking the plunge in 2007 and embarking on a Foundation Degree in Intregrated Crafts at South Devon College. She has since been fast establishing herself as a craftartist, exhibiting widely and winning many prizes. Her work is a unique combination of textile- and pewterwork with photography techniques.

Her work is wide ranging including functional objects, jewellery and sculptural as well as wall-based work but also conceptual pieces.

“We chose to exhibit Helen’s work, during the period in which Plymouth hosts the British Art Show 7, because we believe her work merges craft and contemporary art.” [Mathias and Kirsten]

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contact: arts@45southside.co.uk,

Notes to editors:

1. ’45 Southside’ is a Partnership between Mathias Landwehr and Kirsten Kruse and opened May 2009

2. In 2009 Helen was awarded Membership of the Association of British Pewter Craftsmen after winning the Neish Award and a third prize in “Decorative Arts” for her pewter work in the “Pewter Live 2009” Student Competition. Helen is a Merit Licentiate by the Society of Designer Craftsmen in London and gained Full Membership of the Devon Guild of Craftsmen in 2010.

3. The October/November exhibition slot is reserved for recent graduates as usual. Details are currently being finalised. Please let us know, if you would like further details.

4. We are happy to supply images of the represented artworks in the required format.