Poland to Tipperary: the ceramics of Mandy Parslow and Ania Perkowska
We have new ceramics in the gallery as part of our 'Natural Christmas' exhibition. The show is based around ideas of quality, simplicity, authenticity and thoughtfulness...
Ania Perkowska lives and works in London, but was brought up in Poland:
"Growing up as a child in communist Poland, my everyday life was underpinned and surrounded by stark, grey concrete structures – brutal, imposing, but unavoidable. This architecture was raw, substantial and woven into the history and fabric of the country and my upbringing. My work finds its foundations in that world, drawing from the same rawness but seeking beauty in form and function."
Mandy Parslow produces saltglaze studio ceramics from her studio in County Tipperary. We first showed Mandy's work a few years ago in our 'Transformed in Fire' exhibition, where she was specially selected by the potter and curator Jack Doherty..