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.
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.
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.
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!