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.
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.
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 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.
We are excited to show Qi Zhang’s masters work at 45 Southside. Qi studied a foundation degree in Applied Crafts at Cambridge and continued on to graduate with a first class degree in BA Ceramics from the University for the Creative Arts Farnham in 2017. Currently Qi is studying for her Masters in Ceramics at Plymouth College of Art.
Her delicate porcelain sake bottles (£240) are hand carved on double-layer-casted slipware from colour stain, with transparent glaze applied inside. Chimes (£20) in the same style are made from a cast and are available in glass or ceramic.
An exhibition of textiles and ceramics by Carol Hocking and Tim Gee at 45 Southside,
17th September to 23rd October 2017
Carol Hocking is a textile practitioner with a lifelong interest in textiles and stitching. Her techniques integrate traditional skills and modern technology; using hand weave and stitch, patchwork, layering, and dying in conjunction with laser cut and heat manipulated fabrics.
Tim Gee is known for his subtle use of texture and colour on porcelain, but this new work moves him into uncharted territory. Each of his unique containers are thrown on the wheel, ceramic boxes enclosing a space filled with texture, colour and surprise.
This show will contain new work by both artists exploring colour and texture using two very different media. Tim’s ceramic boxes are enclosed vessels of layered colour and texture. Smooth, glossy or textured each of these coloured pieces begs to be handled.
Carol’s work uses a variety of techniques both traditional and modern to layer and patchwork scraps and other textiles, using older materials reused or recycled to create new work.
Though both approach texture from different directions and using very different media each feel that for work to be appreciated it needs to be handled, fondled, touched and stroked; only then can its true qualities be fully understood. Because of this the artists invite visitors to handle their creations.
The exhibition is part of Carol’s and Tim’s MA in Contemporary Craft at Plymouth College of Art and will run from Sunday 17th September 2017. The opening view will be held on that day from 3pm to 6pm, all are welcome.
Artist: Janie Ramsay
Title: Small Jug £ 49 Height: 17 cm, Base: 3 cm.
Stoneware jug decorated with coloured slips, fired several times to achieve the desired surface texture.
The pieces are then polished with bees wax to give them a velvet texture.