View Image Gallery Mandy Parslow(Full member)Tel: +353 (0)62 56011 Email: Web: www.parslowpottery.com
'The potter’s wheel is what first attracted me to working with clay, and it is central to the way I work. Pieces are usually altered, either directly on the wheel, or at later stages of the making, but always when the clay is flexible, giving the work character and movement. Pieces are salt fired in a wood fuelled kiln over 24 hours to 1300 degrees centigrade. The decorative and firing techniques used aim to retain the vitality of the freshly made vessels and to give the surfaces subtlety and depth.
In 1999, after three years of renovating the once derelict gate-lodge, I moved to my current studio and showroom. Here, I specialize in individual thrown and altered forms.
My current body of work has evolved from an investigation of museum objects. The interplay and changed status of items that were once functional but are now preserved under glass and viewed on an aesthetic basis intrigues me. The strong shapes of tools from the prehistoric age inspire much of my recent work with axe heads being a particular influence. These pieces are wood fired and salt-glazed to 1300 degrees centigrade. I built my current wood fired salt glaze kiln in 2006.
The majority of the work is fired in 50 cubic feet wood fired salt kiln. The kiln fires to 1300 degrees centigrade over 24 hours using a mixture of hard and soft wood off cuts from a local sawmills.
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Contact DetailsStudio Address: Clonbeg Lodge, Glen of Aherlow, Co. Tipperary, Ireland, .
Telephone: +353 (0)62 56011
Mobile: +353 (0)87 2305116
Fax: +353 (0)62 56011
Availability: The studio showroom is open Friday and Saturday from 10am to 5pm. If these times do not suit, please telephone in advance to arrange a mutually convenient time. January and February, open by appointment only.
Directions: The studio and showroom are located in a restored gatelodge in the heart of the beautiful Glen of Aherlow just five miles south of Tipperary town, and just over an hours drive from Cork and Shannon airports.
Last Updated: 2012-04-25