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Penny Simpson - Terracotta Ceramics

New Ceramics this September

Here is a little update about new ceramics that have recently arrived. We now stock Penny Simpsons terracotta tableware. Her latest design is inspired by a visit to Australia which works really well with the traditional shapes and the rustic red terracotta ceramic.

Tim Gee doesn’t make many pots but if we get hold of some of his vessels they are perfect, resonable priced and they sell quickly. Tim spends many hours developing and testing new glazes applied to fine white porcelain.

We all need a bit of colour. These hand-built and wheel-thrown stoneware ceramics by Mathias Landwehr are bright and tactile. Designs are applied freely on the pot so every piece is a one-off.

45 Southside Gallery Shopfront

Here we are !

In case you have to find us on the Barbican just ask for the yellow shopfront. At our lovely Barbican shopping street we are on the shaded side so we simply invited the sun over to our gallery. Freshly painted and now we are pretty much unmissable. Open 7 days a week we showcase contemporary artworks by Devon and Cornwall artists. Actually, I almost forgot, it is our 12th anniversary 1st of May. WAHEY !

Wild Swimming Ceramics by Lucie Sivicka

Wild Swimming Ceramics by Lucie Sivicka

Wild Swimming Ceramics by Lucie Sivicka.

Just in time for Christmas! We have new and exciting work by Czech Potter Lucie Sivicka. With the growing popularity of wild swimming in the Southwest, this series of work is perfect for our coastal gallery. Each piece is unique, wheelthrown, illustrated and glazed by hand.

Lucie’s work is inspired by the wild swimmers in Newlyn, Cornwall.

New Work by Lincoln Kirby-Bell

New Work by Lincoln Kirby-Bell

Ready for Christmas! We have new work by Australian born studio potter Lincoln Kirby-Bell. His tableware is bright and cheerful; just what we need! Not too long now and we are open again to greet you at the gallery. They are not many bells and whistles this year but the Barbican with its independent shops looks nice and festive to set the right mood for Christmas.

Find out more about Lincoln Kirby-Bell here.


Plymouth Potters – Art Weekender 25 / 26 / 27 Sept 2020

The Plymouth Art Weekender is back this September and we are showing new work from 5 potters living in Plymouth all creating ceramics in their individual style and technique. John Pollex’s bright, colourful and very collectable pots, Helen Harrison’s fine functional and decorative porcelain pieces, Tim Welbourne’s wheel-thrown tableware, Mathias Landwehr’s slab-built pots and Christina Peters’ raku and stoneware vessels.

Now entering its fifth year, the Weekender is going from strength to strength thanks to the fantastic community of artists that live and work in the city. There is plenty to see and take part the weekend of 25, 26, 27th September 2020.

Five Plymouth Potters Exhibition Plymouth Art Weekender Sept 2020

New Artist, New Work by Susan Luker

We are happy to have Susan Luker’s ceramics in our gallery. Her pots are hand built using slabs of white stoneware clay. Susan uses the flat platform of the pot like a canvas to paint on and convey her feelings of beautiful Devon where she lives. Painting with clay slips, engobes and a variety of glazes in multiple layers and firings Susan creates one off pieces with compelling abstract designs.

Shop online for Susan’s ceramicsRead more about Susan Luker here.

Susan Luker – Stoneware Ceramics

The Gallery in May

While we are closed we are adding lots of works to our online shop. If you can’t find what you are looking for please get in touch. We can always email images of works available by any artist we represent. Payments are taken over the phone or you can pay via PayPal and currently we ship with Royal Mail. Hopefully it won’t be too long before we can open our doors again. We are looking forward to it!

45 Southside Gallery, 45 Southside Street, The Barbican, PL1 2LD Plymouth, Devon, UK

TAJA – From the Deep Sea – Exhibition 21/03 – 27/04 2020

Renowned Japanese potter Taja (Yasuharu Tajima-Simpson), has been making pots in Devon for over 35 years and will show his latest work of fine porcelain pieces with celadon glaze. He makes a range of slab-built porcelain tableware as well as coil built, large one-off pieces. He uses his own blue celadon glaze called Seiji glaze (meaning literally porcelain blue in Japanese) which he developed with a grant from the Arts Council England. Recently he has added green and Tenmoku glaze to get a more dramatic effect interpreting colours from the deep sea. We are looking forward to show Taja’s latest work at this solo exhibition. The exhibition will run from 21st March to 27th April 2020. The opening view will be held on Saturday 21st March from 3pm to 6pm, all are welcome.

Small Oke (Japanese bucket) vase 22cm and Indivisual Deep Sea Jug 12cm

Illustrated Ceramics by Scotty Gillespie

We are thrilled to announce we are now selling work by Exeter based artist Scotty Gillespie. His work promotes tenderness, uniqueness and whimsy. These limited edition, playfully illustrated ceramic vessels are a ray of sunshine in the gallery, visiting them is a must!

Scotty Gillespie – Large Friends Vase measures approximately 14cm high x 23cm wide, £150
Medium Searching Vase, measures approximately 11cm high x 13cm wide, £65