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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


Scotty Gillespie’s TenderStem Exhibition

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.


It’s our 10th Anniversary this May !

Happy Birthday! We are celebrating our 10th year of business. Founded in 2009, the aptly named 45 Southside Gallery is located on Southside Street in the heart of Plymouth’s historical Barbican. We love what we do and we are here to stay.

For the 10th anniversary we would like to show our appreciation to our fantastic and loyal customers for supporting us in the past 10 years and the future by holding a bank holiday 10% discount promotion on Sunday the 5th and Monday the 6th of May. There is something for everyone’s taste, so don’t miss out!

Ceramics by Delan Cookson, John Pollex, Vanessa Child-Villiers, glass by Richard Glass. 45 Southside Gallery


Just arrived – new work February 2019

We have fresh work by our talented artists in our Barbican gallery. Little pretty things which make the perfect present or, there is nothing wrong to treat yourself sometimes, just keep it for yourself. The group image shows Remon Jephcott’s ceramics figs £45, Sarah McCormack’s ceramic hearts £12, Kate Packer’s wire rose brooches £42 and Helen Edward’s pewter bookmarks £32.

Susan Dare-Williams’ fused glass heart £15 and Sarah McCormack’s ceramic messenger bird with paper scroll £23.


Raku Exhibition 2018

This autumn 45 Southside’s exhibition focuses on raku fired ceramics.
Five talented Devon and Cornwall based, artists showing their latest raku work.

The raku technique originates from 16th century Japan and is a process in which pottery that once fired and then removed from the kiln is subjected to post-firing reduction (or smoking) by being placed in containers of combustible materials such as sawdust. The smoke blackens raw clay and causes crazing in the glaze surface. The crazing is a distinctive feature particular to the raku technique and a certain amount of unpredictability to this process makes every piece unique.

The gallery also welcomes a new artist; California born Mary Kaun-English. She creates pit-fired and burnished sculptural pieces, a technique in which clay is polished to a beautiful sheen without the use of glaze.

The participating artists are Dan Chapple, Sarah McCormack, Tim Welbourne, Christina Peters and Mary Kaun-English all creating their unique style using a similar firing technique.

The exhibition will run from 22nd September to 30th October 2018. The opening view is on Saturday 22nd September from 3pm to 6pm, all are welcome.


New Artist: Vanessa Child-Villiers

We are excited to announce Vanessa Child-Villiers to the gallery. The talented ceramic artists new work “Violent Delights” can be view first hand in gallery. The sculptural vessels are masterfully crafted by hand with intricate details and opulence. The title speaks volumes and the work is a testament of Vanessa’s skill. Each vessel is unique in form, one is lifted by a glass base. The interiors of each are glazed in a smooth silky cream in contrast to the bronze of the metallic oxide that covers the spiky exterior. Simply moreish and tactile work, made to dazzle and awe!

The vessels are priced from £220 to £240 and approximate measurements: Height: 23cm, Width: 16cm.



New Work By Kate Packer – Skulls & Jellyfish Ahoy!

Inspired by the ocean, Kate’s fascinating new wirework reaches a depth of its own with semi-precious stones and pearls intricately weaved into the wire. The new distinctive rings and eye catching jellyfish brooches will act as accent piece or complement any number of Kate’s earrings or necklaces.  Jewellery with a stunning difference, a perfect gift for any sea lover!

Handmade wirework Rings & Brooches  (more works are available)
Artist: Kate Packer
Material: stainless steel wire
Gemstones as shown: freshwater pearls, chrome diopside and porcelain skull.
Measurements: Brooch L 7cm, W 3.4cm. Ring size: N, L1/2 and more.
Broches £42 each and Rings £20.

 More about Kate Packer

To view more work by Kate Packer, please click on the tag in the right column.


New Work By Richard Glass – Splash

The Splash is back, each one is uniquely made and a beautifully sculptured representation of water, with blue and white frosted glass spanning out and upward. Pop in to the gallery to view the Splash first hand or contact us for commissions. They can also be made with a clear, blue or green finish. So why not splash out!

Artist: Richard Glass
Title: Splash
Material: Glass
Approx. Measurements: H 47cm, W 59cm, D 24.5, Base 9cm.

 More about Richard Glass

 To view more work by Richard Glass , please click on the tag in the right colum.