'Wrapping, stacking, tension and calm: these are elements that I explore through my thrown and altered vessel forms. Their pattern and movement reflect the organic orderliness of my surrounding agricultural landscape; their colours echo its palette.
The work is salt fired to 1300°C in a wood-fuelled kiln. This unpredictable firing technique seems to physically embed the landscape in my 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.'
Craft Centre & Design Gallery : Down to Earth - with ceramics
March 22, 2014 to June 28, 2014
Bevere Gallery : MAY FOCUS - FEATURED POTTERS
May 02, 2014 to June 03, 2014
- 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/
- Co. Tipperary:
The Craft Granary, Cahir. Tel: 052 41725 http://www.craftgranary.com/
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/
You can also contact Mandy Parslow on Facebook: www.facebook.com/MandyParslowPottery
On completing an honours degree in three-dimensional design, Ceramics at Cardiff School of Art and Design, Mandy returned to Wexford -her home county - to establish her studio pottery in 1994.
She moved to her current studio and showroom, a renovated gate-lodge in rural County Tipperary, in 1999. Here Mandy specializes in wood-fired salt-glazed stoneware, building her current kiln in 2006.
Her award winning work is represented in public and private collections in Ireland, the UK and Europe including the Department of Foreign Affairs, Dublin, the Ulster Museum, Belfast and the Consulate General of Ireland, Shanghai, China.
She exhibits on a regular basis both in Ireland and abroad. Past exhibitions include SOFA, Chicago in 2008, Collect, Saatchi Galleries, London and the Irish Pavilion, World Expo, Shanghai in 2010, Irish Craft Portfolio in 2010 and 2011 and Ceramic Art London, RCA in 2012 and 2013. In September 2011 she was among a group of Irish ceramists who spent a month in Fuping, China making a body of work for the creation of the Irish Pavilion, a permanent collection of Irish ceramics in China.
In 2010 Mandy completed an MA in the History of Art and Architecture. She was visiting lecturer at the Crafts Council of Ireland's Ceramics Skills and Design course from 2006 to 2011 and is currently assistant lecturer in Ceramics at Limerick School of Art and Design.
- Wood Fire Salt Collective: A group of potters working together to make and promote woodfired salt glaze.
- Ceramics Ireland
- Craft Potters Association, Associate Member.
- Visual Artists Ireland, professional member
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 Group Exhibitions
Ceramic Art London, Royal College of Art, London
Bricks in the Rain, Wandesford Quay, Cork
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
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
2009 - Hay Makers Gallery, Hay-on-Wye, England
2006 - Rufford Ceramics Centre, Nr Newark Nottinghamshire, England
- National Museums of Northern Ireland, Ulster Museum, 2011
- 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