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 !
During this lockdown we are available Mondays and Wednesdays to Saturdays 11:00 – 15:00 for parcel deliveries and collections. Any orders will be processed as usual and for our locals we do Click and Collect. Order by phone, through our online shop or via email.
Online Shop: www.45southside.co.uk/shop
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.
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.
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. www.plymouthartweekender.com
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.
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!
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.
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!
We are looking forward to show Scotty Gillespie’s TenderStem work. Scotty lives and works in Exeter having recently graduated from a BA (Hons) illustration degree at Plymouth University and gained a first for his project called TenderStem. This exhibition showcases Scotty’s degree work of illustrated ceramic pieces, prints, textiles and installations including new works.
The exhibition will run from Saturday 21st September 2019. The opening view will be held on that day from 3pm to 6pm, all are welcome.