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What’ in store in January

whats in store jan14Happy New Year! We have had a busy start to 2014 and lots of new work for you on display. The days are getting marginally longer and we are looking forward to spring here in the gallery.

We will be closing for a day or two during the week in the beginning of February. The walls need a bit of a spring lift. If you are making a special trip, please ring ahead to check.

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We have had some great new work by Jenny Beavan for the New Year. This series of wonderfully energetic ceramic wallpanels are made from china clay. They are inspired by water, particularly the Tides. Rather unusually for Jenny we also have a panel on a red glass background on display.

The newest artist to exhibit at 45 Southside is Emma West. Emma’s porcelain wall panels start as emboidery, which is impressed onto the clay and details are picked up with colouring and glazes.

whats in store jan 14 3We have had a number of Zoe Coles’ amazingly life-like and lively animal sculptures in the past. This little fox is fast making friends in the gallery. Zoe’s sculptures are modelled in papiermache and then coated with resin and metal to appear like copper, silver or iron.

Beverley Bailey has been busy embroidering books for us as well.

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We could not bear to pack these lovely glass baubles by Emmy-Gai Palmer away after Christmas. We have a really cheerful selection of spring colours available. Hang them all year round in a window and watch the light change.

Corinna Butler has also some new glass work on display. Her work is mounted and framed. She draws her inspiration from her scuba-diving hobby and is displayed together with Richard Glass’ Splash sculptures.

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For details on the artists, their work and to see a selection in more detail, please visit our online shop. You can also always send us an email or ring. The contact details can be found in the about us section.


For all insects lovers and budding entomologist

Green_HawkerWe have so much insect inspired art and jewellery at the minute, that I thought they deserved their own post. Adorn your walls with dragonflies made out of embroidered silk in boxes, butterflies made from wirework or a poetrytile featuring a grasshopper.Insect-LazyQuote



Kate Packer also makes bug and moth brooches as well as earrings and necklaces.Kate packer bugs They are all made from a combination of her intricately woven coloured metal wire and semi-precious stones or beads.

remon jephcott cameo fly broochFlies, spiders and butterflies are also part of Remon Jephcott’s Victorian inspired ceramics. For her jewellery range she combines images of flies and spiders with traditional shapes and gold or silver lustre.

You can find a selection of works in the online shop and much more in our gallery on Plymouth’s historic Barbican.


Feast your senses on textiles

Textile1This must be one of the most sumptuous and tactile exhibitions we have ever had. Come and see for yourself tomorrow from 3pm with a chance to meet some of the artists.

It is British wool week this week, which is a good reason to feature Debbie Rudolph’s weaving.

We will feature the other artists, fellow weaver Sue Spooner, contemporary embroidery by Jane Price and Beverley Bailey, mixed media textiles by Helen Edwards as well as ceramic panels, which started as embroidery by Emma West, in the coming days here in our news page..

Textile11Artisan Weaver Debbie Rudolph lives in Cornwall and gained extensive weaving experience during a degree from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London followed by a weaving scholarship with the International Wool Secretariat. Debbie uses her experience to create wonderful materials, which she turns into scarves, cushions, purses and bags. She weaves on a 40 year old Swedish made ‘Lillstina’ Loom. Her designs use surface texture and a bold approach to colour to create visually exciting and tactile beautiful textiles which conjure up other cultures and eras, while remaining refreshingly contemporary.

Find out more about the event on Saturday 19th October here.