October 10, 2019

 At the moment i'm making some copper shanks for a couple of wedding rings. Cut the copper, treated the surface, hammered and folded the sleeves for the enamel channel. Now I have to form the sizes, drill some holes, make a brass rivet... rivet them, apply enamel and f...

October 3, 2019

We have lashings of colour in the gallery, mostly in the form of abstracts from Tracey Kirby, Rosemary Ensor and Rachael Bennett.

In their own abstract interpretation the three artists deal with landscape. The interesting differences are in the scale of those interpreta...

September 20, 2019

Saturday 21st September will be the last opportunity to see the glass work of Amy McCarthy as artist in resident at the gallery. She has taken over the back part of the gallery and has been using it as a studio for the past two weeks.

It has been fascinating to watch th...

September 12, 2019

Amy McCarthy is in full creative flow in the gallery this week and next for Devon Open Studios. She is in the 'Back Room Gallery' at Words & Pictures snipping lead, cutting glass and soldering panels together for Newton Abbot Museum. She also has the unveiling of her W...

September 7, 2019

Lovely to have Amy McCarthy as artist in residence for September. She will be in the gallery working on a war memorial commission and demonstrating the many processes that she applies to her glass designs.

There is plenty of her work in the gallery so lots to see... and...

August 19, 2019

Excited to be hosting a retrospective exhibition by Des Maxwell Clark. A mixture of landscapes and complex still lives. It was going to be just a Bank-Holiday-Weekend special but the work is so interesting that I have decided to extend it for at least the whole week, m...

July 11, 2019

Over the past month we have been lucky enough to have an Italian Art student working at the gallery. Francesca is on an Erasmus exchange which arranges work placements for students. She has been a real asset and I shall miss her company when she goes back to Italy next...

June 14, 2019

 Brilliant new painting by Rachael Bennett has just arrived. This triptych measures 150cm x 100cm with Rachaels characteristic heavy layering of textures and surface quality. It's called 

'Lanza no13' and as the name suggests is part of her Lanzarote series. 

We are...

May 15, 2019

A massive 'thank you' to everyone who voted for us in the first round - and I hate to ask you to do it again but if you could spend just five minutes following the link and voting for us again it would be much appreciated. 

We are one of the 5 galleries shortlisted and...

May 2, 2019

Well we were in the top 5 last year and we have been nominated again this year so we must be doing something right. If you could add your nomination it would be greatly appreciated. There are 2 stages and if we are lucky enough to get in to the top 5 again the voting s...

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