Let there be Light! at 45 Southside gallery, Plymouth

Artists from Devon and Cornwall have created lamps and candle holders especially for the Let there be Light! exhibition at 45 Southside, Plymouth.

These include the popular pierced porcelain lamps by Tiverton artist Linda Stevens. And Thrussell and Thrussell, a father and son team of artists metalsmiths, working on Bodmin Moor have made candle holders in their signature style inspired by natural history.

Two popular artists from Flameworks in Plymouth are also showing new lamps, Zoe Coles and Robert Hills.

Let there be Light! at Southside Gallery

Robert told Arts+Culture: “I am inspired by objects that have been discarded, seeing past superficial corrosion to the beauty of a form and the practical attributes.” Rob combines old and new materials with a sensitive and intuitive approach. He is a talented artist-maker with an eye for detail. His lamps are thoughtfully designed to a high specification and well finished. Works of functional art with character and presence.

Zoe Coles has started designing and making sculptural works from glass  and silverware, turning old wineglasses, silver teaspoons and even jelly moulds into magnificent chandeliers and table lamps.

• Let there be Light! runs from Friday, February 5  to Sunday, February 21 at 45 Southside, 45 Southside Street,  Barbican, Plymouth PL1 2LD. 01752 224974

(image: top, Zoe Coles’ Chandelier; above, Robert Hills desk lamp)