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Brand New Glass work by Richie Alli

richi alli new workGlassblower and Designer Richie Alli was part of the very first Plymouth College of Art graduates exhibition we held here at 45 Southside. His work and talent since then has gone from strength to strength. Richie uses diamond cutting techniques with great precision, skill and visual sensitivity to create functional works of art in glass as well as sculptural works.

The latest delivery includes some stunning pieces like this ammonite vase. Beautiful!richi ammonite side

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Equally stunning and complementing the blue glass lamp is a blue glass vase.richi alli blue vase For a selection of his work, please visit our online shop.

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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.


What’s in store this December

windowIt is looking a lot like Christmas in the gallery and the street. The Christmas lights on Southside look very festive and even the Prawn on West Pier is lit up.

We have so much new work there is a great selection for every budget. Items on display change all the time, make sure you keep popping in to have a look. There is so much to choose from.

We have a great selection of unique and handmade Christmas decorations. They make such a great gift or addition to your own home.whats in store dec

We also have a great choice of glass baubles and small items of jewellery and many other small gifts, as well as special treats. Emmy, who makes the glass baubles has also included some unique vases, which incorporate her knitted copperwire.

richard glass robinAlmost all our artists have recently delivered new work. A delivery by Richard Glass included these lovely handblown glass robins. Staying with a bird theme. Frances Spice has delivered more jewellery as well as bird vases and bowls.frances spice

Melanie Guy has sent us a great selection of pewter dishes in various sizes as well as paperweights, coasters and two clocks.whats in store dec 2

The latest arrivals of clocks by Sarah McCormack have sold quickly, but we still have two left and we are hoping to receive more soon.whats in store dec 4

Entirely new to 45 Southside are chess and mini chess boards by Thais Lenkiewicz.Thais large chessboard 2 Another great present.

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What’s in store in May!

remonjephcott appleIt has been a while, but we have a new web-site. Perfect time for an update on what is currently in the gallery.

We have had several new deliveries of jewellery, wirework by Kate Packer, for example, and also a delivery of Remon Jephcott’s lovely (and humorous) ceramics and ceramic jewellery. New are these decaying fruit. We have apples, a pear and a cherry. The fly on the apple is made from real silver.

whatsinstore may 2013 sidewallJenny Beavan has delivered new work of both her stunning ceramic panels on glass and a sculptural work. You can find out more about her and her work in this month’s Ceramic Review. We still have some copies. We also have new tableware by Lincoln Kirby-Bell. In addition, he has made some wallvases or flower pots in his signature style.lkb wallvase

Glass artist Richard Glass and metalsmith Noah Taylor have also dropped by new work. Some of Noah’s latest sculptures are visible in the image above along the back wall next to one of Richard’s Splash Sculptures.

whatsinstoremay melguyMore pewter work by Melanie Guy has also arrived, there are new ‘wallsculptures’ but also a selection of tableware and sculptural works, which is a new departure for Melanie.whatsinstore may 2013 backwall This includes coasters, dishes, paperweights and a very elegant Sushi dish. On the shelf above Melanie’s work are Rebecca Harvey’s latest porcelain vessels. Her work is smooth yet tactile with a number of different shaped bowls of various sizes as well as her serving sets on Oak plates with Cornish Pewter Spoons.

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