Mandy ParslowImage Gallery

Contact Details

Studio: Clonbeg Lodge, Glen of Aherlow, Co. Tipperary, Ireland, .
Telephone: +353 (0)62 56011
Mobile: +353 (0)87 2305116
Email:
Web-site: www.parslowpottery.com
Availability: The showroom is open by appointment; please telephone in advance to arrange a suitable time.

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.
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Last Updated: 2015-10-08

Artist's Statement

Artist's Statement

Light shifts across the land altering colour, form and texture; varying by the minute, by the season. Marks left by human endeavour punctuate these changes; ploughed fields, meandering paths. Some of these patterns describe ancient cultural landscapes; others show current activity as the landscape continues to be shaped by man and nature.

My ceramic practice explores a sense of place through landscape and objects. Forms evolve from the vernacular containers and tools of rural life now preserved in museums. Conserved behind glass, no longer utilitarian, they resonate for different reasons.

A lifelong exploration of the vessel and the unpredictable technique of wood-firing are appropriate ways to explore these concerns. The rootedness, physicality and close attention over a long time required by the kiln echoes a farmerís knowledge and bond to the land and provides a link with my rural heritage. The firing appears to physically embed my landscape in the work. Each piece is both caressed and assaulted by the flame, ash and salt vapour moving through the kiln in the intense heat of the firing. Their surfaces are a record of this journey.

Current Work Available from:

Current Work Available from:

Ireland:
- Co. Cork:
Gourmet Pots, Schull, Co. Cork. Tel: 086-8846953,  gourmet-pots.com
Mill Cove Gallery, Castletownbere, Co. Cork. http://www.millcovegallery.com/index.html
Lavit Gallery, 5 Father Mathew St, Cork. Tel: 021 4277749 http://www.lavitgallery.com/
- Co. Galway:
Sliding Rock Contemporary Ceramics, Ceardlann, Spiddal, Co. Galway. Tel: 091 553376 http://www.slidingrockceramics.com

Britain:
The Marle Gallery, Victoria Place, Axminster, Devon, EX13 5NQ. Tel: 01297 639970 http://www.themarlegallery.co.uk/
Highgate Contemporary Arts, 26 Highgate High Street, London, N6 5JG Tel: 020 8340 7564 http://www.highgateart.com/

Other Information:
You can also contact Mandy Parslow on Facebook: www.facebook.com/MandyParslowPottery

 

Biography, Memberships and Awards

Biography, Memberships and Awards

Biography
Mandy Parslow graduated in Ceramics at Cardiff School of Art and Design in 1994. She moved to her current studio in 1999 where she specializes in wood-fired salt glazed stoneware.

With work in a number of major collections, including the Department of Foreign Affairs Embassies collection, the Ulster Museum and the FuLe International Ceramic Art Museums, China, Mandy exhibits regularly nationally and internationally.

In 2010 she completed an MA at the University of Limerick and in recent years has combined her ceramic making with lecturing finding that each practice enriches and strengthens the other. She is currently lecturer in Ceramics at Limerick School of Art and Design.

Memberships
- Wood Fire Salt Collective: A group of potters working together to make and promote woodfired salt glaze.
- Ceramics Ireland
- Visual Artists Ireland, professional member

Awards
Irish Ceramics Award, Mill Cove Gallery, 2013
Crafts Council of Ireland Award, Mill Cove Gallery, 2013
Culture Ireland/ Crafts Council of Ireland, 2011
First prize, Ceramics (traditional), RDS National Crafts Competition, 2009
Michael Casson Memorial award, Art in Clay, Britain, 2004

Selected Exhibitions

Selected Exhibitions

Selected Group Exhibitions
2015
PORTFOLIO@Solomon: Ceramics, Solomon Gallery, Dublin, Ireland
Centred, Wandesford Quay Gallery, Cork, Ireland
2014
Irish Craft Portfolio, RHA, Dublin, Ireland
Centred, Farmleigh Gallery, Dublin, Ireland
Down to Earth, Craft Centre & Design Gallery, Leeds
Ceramic Art London, Royal College of Art, London
2013
Irish Craft Portfolio, RHA, Dublin
Ceramic Art London, Royal College of Art, London
Bricks in the Rain, Wandesford Quay, Cork
2012
Ceramic Art London, Royal College of Art, London
Bricks in the Rain, Farmleigh Gallery, Dublin
Vessels, Cill Rialaig Arts Centre, Co. Kerry
Irish Craft Portfolio, RHA, Dublin
2011
transFORM, Farmleigh Gallery, Dublin, Millennium Court Arts Centre, Portadown & The Gallery, Limerick School of Art and Design (LIT), Limerick.
Irish Craft Portfolio, National Craft Gallery, Kilkenny, Farmleigh Gallery, Dublin & RHA, Dublin

2010 - Collect, Saatchi Galleries, London; Irish Pavilion, World Expo, Shanghai, China; Irish Craft Portfolio, National Craft Gallery, Kilkenny & Farmleigh Gallery, Dublin
2009 - Prize-winners exhibition, RDS National Crafts Competition, Dublin and Touring, Ireland
2008 - SOFA, Navy Pier, Chicago, USA
2007 - 17 Prime Makers, Farmleigh Gallery, Dublin and Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Wales; Clay 14, Woodbury Studio Gallery, Exeter, Devon, England
2006 - Collectors at Hunt Museum, Limerick, Ireland; Collectors at the National Craft Gallery, Kilkenny, Ireland; Autour de la Table, Giroussens, France

2005 - Collectors at Hunt Museum, Limerick, Ireland; Christmas Presence, RDS, Dublin, Ireland
2004 - Christmas Presence, RDS, Dublin, Ireland; Bakers Dozen, Roundhouse Gallery, Derbyshire, England; Ceramic Fire Works, Tipperary Institute, Thurles, Ireland; 10 Years Later.., St David's Hall, Cardiff, Wales
2002 - Winners, National Craft Competition, RDS, Dublin and Touring, Ireland
2001 - Winners, National Craft Competition, RDS, Dublin and Touring, Ireland

Solo exhibitions
2009 - Hay Makers Gallery, Hay-on-Wye, England
2006 - Rufford Ceramics Centre, Nr Newark Nottinghamshire, England

Public Collections

Public Collections

- National Museums of Northern Ireland, Ulster Museum, 2011 Irish Pavilion,
- FuLe International Ceramic Art Museums (FLICAM), Fuping, China, 2011
- Consulate General of Ireland, Shanghai, China, 2010
- Department of Foreign Affairs / Irish Embassies Collection, 2005, 2009 Hibernian Collection

Work Styles

Work Styles

Stoneware
Thrown
Salt
Ash
Vessel
Vases & Bowls
Teabowls
Kitchen & Tableware
Wood
Reduction
Gas