Job Opportunity

With the Gallery move to the Cider Press Centre, which is open 7 days a week, I am looking to employ a Gallery Assistant to work 1 or 2 days a week (with the likelihood of extra hours during school holidays).

I am looking for someone with a professional and friendly demeanour and a responsible, proactive attitude. Retail and customer service experience is preferred. Previous experience of working in an art or craft environment would be useful but is not vital.

For more details and an informal chat about the position, please contact me (Hannah) on 07815 893262.

All Change!

So excited to be able to announce that I am relocating my gallery to… the Cider Press Centre at Dartington!

With the Cider Press Centre’s renewed focus on art, craft and local products I believe this is the perfect location for me. For those who don’t know, the Dartington Estate is a wonderful setting with a long-held tradition of supporting the arts.I cannot wait to be part of the community there!

I am rebranding to the ‘Cider Press Gallery’ and will have space to add even more Devon artists and makers to those I already represent.

I aim to be opening on Saturday 25th September. More details to follow over the coming weeks!

Open… again!

It was such a shame my Soaring Above exhibition had to close with the second lockdown in November – but its great to have been able to re-open again this week in time for some Christmas shoppers.

I’m particularly excited to have a new maker at the Gallery – Karen Williams of Adrift Pottery.

At the Eastgate Gallery I focus mainly on artists and makers local to the South West – but I make occasional exceptions if I have a personal connection to a maker from further afield and love their work. I have known Karen for several years – she is based near St David’s on the rugged Pembrokeshire coast where we used to live, and I spent a couple of very happy sessions with one of my children in her pottery studio.

I’m in love with Karen’s fish plates and look forward to showing you more of her work in due course.

Back in the swing of things..

I’ve been open again about a month now as Covid restrictions have been easing. After so many weeks without seeing any customers face-to-face it felt quite un-nerving initially! But I’m back in the swing of things now, and enjoying the return(ish) to normality.

I have introduced some new makers to the Gallery, such as ceramicist Tim Welbourne who is based in Cornwall. These are some of his pieces. I really like the glazes he uses, which take inspiration from the Rame peninsula near where he lives. I think the tactile “hug mugs” have to be my favourite.