Reg Wearley on wed 13 feb 02
If there is any way you can spend a day or so
in St.Ives in Cornwall you must do it!! We
saw some of the best pottery (art) there that
we have seen anywhere-US or England.
--- Karen and Cliff Sandlin
> Hi List:
> We are going on a dream trip, spending nearly a
> month traveling in
> We arrive in Shannon, Ireland May 8 and depart
> London June 5.
> Can anyone advise potteries and people to visit
> in these countries? If
> so, where? My guide books mention the Dingle
> Peninsula. Does anyone
> know anything about various potters there?
> We will have a rental car and will be quite
> flexible. We are meeting
> another couple in London and will travel with
> them the last 2-1/2 weeks,
> so not so flexible then as their interest in
> pottery exists, but is
> limited to a few stops.
> Will appreciate any information, help, and
> advice you can give. Thank
> you very much.
> Karen Sandlin
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Karen and Cliff Sandlin on wed 13 feb 02
We are going on a dream trip, spending nearly a month traveling in
We arrive in Shannon, Ireland May 8 and depart London June 5.
Can anyone advise potteries and people to visit in these countries? If
so, where? My guide books mention the Dingle Peninsula. Does anyone
know anything about various potters there?
We will have a rental car and will be quite flexible. We are meeting
another couple in London and will travel with them the last 2-1/2 weeks,
so not so flexible then as their interest in pottery exists, but is
limited to a few stops.
Will appreciate any information, help, and advice you can give. Thank
you very much.
becky schroeder on wed 13 feb 02
oowwwww i want to go. i know this sugession is totally obvious but when
you go to the Vicotia and Albert meusem in london take your sketch book.
when i was 17 i spent a week in that museum and filled a black blank page
diary with shetches and drawing of things there that cuaght my eye. that
was in 1972. 30 years later i still use that book for inspiration. yeah,
you can buy a book with items feautered in it but somehow my sketches drew
out the essessence of what was important to me. i guards in the pottery
section and i became real buds. they got quite a kick out of theis 17 year
old american girl taking up residnce in thier galleries.
and to all you parents of teenagers out there let me explain what i was
doing in london at age 17. my parents wisely decided to send me there all by
myself for 5 weeks instead of letting me come home from spring break and
vegging out. they sent me with $700 and i came back with $200 in change. a
life changing event.
my same parents just provided 5 k to each of my children aged 18 and 22 the
same. there is a woman who knows how to invest her money in the future of
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Kenneth Chin-Purcell on thu 14 feb 02
> We arrive in Shannon, Ireland May 8 and depart London June 5.
We just came back from Ireland, I had a small studio in Clonmel for a few years.
Here then is a quick gloss.
Many big name potteries in Ireland (Louis Mulcahy, Michael Kennedy,
Stoneware Jackson, Steven Pierce, Nicky Mosse) are fairly large production
operations and are tourist oriented. But hey, you're a tourist, and Louis Mulcahy's
location on the Dingle Peninsula can't be missed.
Some studio potters worth visiting:
Mandy Parslow www.iol.ie/~newtownw/nsw/oldscholars/mandy_parslow_pottery.htm
Marcus O'Mahoney http://www.interglobal.ie/marcusomahony/gallery.htm
and of course, our own:
Paul Taylor http://www.anu.ie/westportpottery/
There is a good pottery gallery on the waterfront in Kinsale, and it's worth visiting
the Grennan Mill in Thomastown - it's the pottery crafts school for Ireland.
There is a counterpart for the north in Derry.
As far as England goes, a good starting point is the
Craft Potters Association http://www.ceramic-review.co.uk/cpa/cpa.htm
A really worthwhile move would be to somehow order over the phone the CPA
member guide. This will allow you plan your trip to see what appeals to you -
too much to take in otherwise. That said, of all the places I visited and people I
met, the Wobage Farm (Mick Casson et al) stands out.
Have a pint for me. No, make that two - a bird can't fly with one wing!
-- Ken Chin-Purcell