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baxters gallery | exhibitions




26th may - 15th june
preview fri 26th may 6-9pm


when the boat comes in

15th oct - 3rd nov


We have new work coming into baxters all year round but twice a year we empty the gallery space and devote it to a completely new show for 3 weeks. These shows coincide with Dartmouth Galleries weeks when most of the galleries in Dartmouth have a private view on the same night. It's a great time to visit and both the selection of art available and the atmosphere are fantastic.

Email us with your home address and we can add you to our mailing list to receive invitations to private views and see a preview of the exhibitions.



In these uncertain times Baxters has chosen an exhibition of work from 26th May which will inject some joy into your day. The show features various mediums and 8 artists and makers from across the UK. Their work would lift any space and will be sure to bring a smile to your face.


Renowned machine embroiderer Linda Miller has enjoyed the show theme and has created some truly joyous scenes many incorporating a local view. Her work has sold worldwide and is within the permanent textile and dress collection at the Victoria and Albert Museum.


Paintings will be shown by Scottish artist and keen sailor Morag Lloyds with vibrant still life acrylics and local artist and jeweller Nancy Pickard who will bring sea-life and abstract canvases as well as a wide collection of her popular silver and enamel necklaces and earrings.


Ceramics are shown in a variety of formats. Hilke MacIntyre creates figurative ceramic relief panels which can be used inside and out. She is also a printmaker and a selection of her linocuts will be on show too. Local maker, Sarah McCormack from Plymouth has created a wonderful selection of hand built ceramic sculptures, some on wheels, which are raku fired and beautifully glazed. Lincoln Kirby Bell from Cornwall is well known in Baxters and his coloured slip spotty pottery is always in demand. This exhibition gives him a chance to create some larger pieces and different patterns for some statement pieces.


In other mediums Amanda Anderson's mosaic menagerie of birds and other creatures are hand made using stained glass in a kaleidoscope of colours, jewel-like millefiori and patterned ceramic pieces intricately cut and constructed. A menagerie in wordplay will be a collection of papier mache creatures by Tania Holland. Each sculpture has a punny message which results in a definite talking point and centre piece.


Join Baxters for their First View on 26th May from 6-9pm and to meet some of the artists. The exhibition will continue until 15th June.



In October Baxters featured 4 artists new to the gallery who all feature fish in their work, most appropriate for the month when The Dartmouth Food Festival takes place. There was a mix of paintings, linocuts, papier mache, ceramics and prints on wood.

Diana Tonnison's popular ceramic wall art won her the 2016 Gold Ceramics Award from Craft & Design magazine. Her inspiration comes from Fish, Fruit and Vegetable market produce from this country as well as her travels abroad.  Now she has developed an exciting new range which she is launching this year. She has high photographic quality images of her ceramic sculptural wall art printed on handmade recycled wood panels and each print is embellished by hand by Diana. Baxters will have both ceramic fish pieces as well as the limited edition prints on wood.

Working from her garden studio in East Devon Rosemary Jacks makes a wide range of functional slip decorated tableware. Bold shapes are thrown on the wheel using red earthenware, the traditional clay of Devon pottery. After applying handles, knobs and sprigs the pots are then dipped in a slip of white ball clay and decorated using a variety of techniques. Coloured slips and oxides with the addition of under glaze colours give the pieces an earthy quality which would look good in any kitchen.

Sue Baker’s fishy business all started about 20 years ago. She had always enjoyed messing with paints, drawing etc, especially when it overlapped with craft so the incredibly realistic fish she creates evolved from fiddling about with papier maché. Living in Cornwall for most of her life, the fish theme was inevitable.  They are basically constructed of cardboard, MDF, newspaper and hours of work! They’re all designed to hang on a wall.

Plymouth artist Jan Brewerton is a painter, printmaker, designer and maker who will be showing a collection of fish and food themed linocuts and paintings. Her subjects and motifs arise from diverse sources: the domestic environment, travel and nature. Details often overlooked in life. After years of working in specialist art education Jan now works full time in her studio. Jan will also be demonstrating lino-cutting in Baxters on Thursday 27th October between 11am and 1pm.

Alongside this feature Baxters will also be showing many new ranges of hand made Christmas gift ideas, ceramics, jewellery & sculpture

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