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baxters gallery | exhibitions




spring is in the air

23rd march to 12th april



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.



Original prints, sculpture and automata



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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