Located in a “transitional neighborhood” among automobile repair shops and salvage yards is a unique collection of artists and galleries. Among them is Plinth Gallery, an intimate exhibition space for fine ceramic works of art, and studio of noted ceramic artist Jonathan Kaplan.
Jonathan found a home for Plinth Gallery in a once bland, rectangular building that formerly housed the “Acapulco Smoke Shop”. This glass blowing and manufacturing facility served a then-thriving pipe and bong industry, well before any legal recognition of marijuana in the State of Colorado. The building had been vacant for some time, and after a four year renovation project into a live-work space, it was re-introduced as an innovative architectural structure and pristine venue for an exhibition space for ceramic artists. Plinth Gallery was honored with a 2007 Design Award and is now a recognized landmark in Denver’s fast-growing River North Art District.
Our vision for Plinth Gallery is to showcase fine ceramic art, as well as provide an educational forum for the introduction of clay arts to our community. The Gallery provides an intimate and ever-changing exhibition space for outstanding ceramic forms, whether uniquely sculptural or purely functional; and by artists both newly emerging, and the very well-recognized.
The many styles of clay expression demonstrate a broad diversity of interpretation and allows us to showcase current and exciting work on a regular basis. Plinth Gallery offers a venue for those interested in fine, contemporary, and collectible ceramics. We hope you stop in soon.