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Elliptical Vessel, 2016

Wheel thrown and altered wood-fired salt-glazed stoneware, 27 x 43 x 22 cm

Photographer: Roland Paschhoff
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Barrel Vessel, 2016

Wheel thrown wood-fired salt-glazed stoneware

Photographer: Roland Paschhoff
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Barrel Vessel, 2016

Wheel thrown wood-fired salt-glazed stoneware

Photographer: Roland Paschhoff
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Barrel Vessel, 2016

Wheel thrown wood-fired salt-glazed stoneware

Photographer: Roland Paschhoff
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Barrel Vessel, 2016

Wheel thrown wood-fired salt-glazed stoneware

Photographer: Roland Paschhoff
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Barrel Vessel, 2016

Wheel thrown wood-fired salt-glazed stoneware

Photographer: Roland Paschhoff
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Elliptical Vessel

ceramic Stoneware, 23 x 45 x 20 cm
Photographer, Roland Paschhoff

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Barrel Vessel

ceramic Stoneware, 21 x 15 cm
Photographer, Roland Paschhoff

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Barrel Vessel

ceramic Stoneware, 21 x 14 cm
Photographer, Roland Paschhoff

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Wrapped Elliptical Vessel

Wood-fired salt-glazed stoneware, 380 x 220 x 140mm
Photographer, Mandy Parslow

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Tall Handled Elliptical Vessel

Wood-fired salt-glazed stoneware, 350 x 230 x 160mm
Photographer, Mandy Parslow

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Long Elliptical Vessel

Wood-fired salt-glazed stoneware, 210x450x210mm
Photographer, Mandy Parslow

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Long Elliptical Vessel

Wood-fired salt-glazed stoneware, 210x440x190mm
Photographer, Mandy Parslow

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Nest Of Oval Bowls

Wood-fired salt-glazed stoneware, 170 x 330 x 240mm
Photographer, Mandy Parslow

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Double Handled Elliptical Vessel

Wood-fired salt-glazed stoneware, 220 x 160 x 100mm
Photographer, Mandy Parslow

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Mandy Parslow

‘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 place continues to be shaped by man and nature.

My 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. Rims act like horizons; the liminal space between land and sky, between internal and external.

An exploration of the vessel and the unpredictable technique of wood-firing seem fitting ways to examine these concerns. The rootedness, physicality and close attention over a long time required by the kiln echoes a farmer’s knowledge and bond to the land and provides a link with my rural heritage. The firing appears to physically embed place 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.’

Mandy Parslow moved to her current studio in the Glen of Aherlow in 1999, where she specializes in wood-fired salt glazed stoneware ceramics, building her present kiln in 2006. In 1994 she graduated in Ceramics from Cardiff School of Art and Design and in 2010 completed an MA at the University of Limerick. In recent years Mandy has combined her ceramic making with lecturing finding that each practice enriches and strengthens the other. She is currently Course Leader on the BA (Hons) Design, Ceramics course at Limerick School of Art and Design and is a member of the International Academy of Ceramics.

Collections

2017 Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA, USA
2016 Keramikmuseum Westerwald, Germany
2016 Latvia International Ceramics Biennale, Latvia
2015 Department of Foreign Affairs
2011 National Museums of Northern Ireland, Ulster Museum
2011 Irish Pavilion, FuLe International Ceramic Art Museums (FLICAM), Fuping, China
2010 Consulate General of Ireland, Shanghai, China
2009 Department of Foreign Affairs / Irish Embassies Collection
2005 Department of Foreign Affairs / Irish Embassies Collection
Numerous private collections nationally and internationally

Selected Awards

2013
2013
Irish Ceramics Award, Mill Cove Gallery

Crafts Council of Ireland Award, Mill Cove Gallery

2011
Culture Ireland Award towards month long residency in Fuping, China
2009
20042003
First prize, Ceramics (traditional), RDS National Crafts Competition
Michael Casson Memorial award, Art in Clay, BritainCraft Potters Society of Ireland/Scarva pottery supplies travel bursary

Selected Exhibitions

Solo Exhibitions

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

Group Exhibitions and Fairs

2014
Down to Earth, Craft Centre & Design Gallery, Leeds, England
           Irish Craft Portfolio, RHA, Dublin, Ireland (also 2013, 2011, 2010)
           Centred, Farmleigh Gallery, Dublin, Ireland
2013
Bricks in the Rain, Farmleigh Gallery, Dublin, Ireland
2012
Vessels, Cill Rialaig Arts Centre, Co. Kerry, Ireland
           Ceramic Art London, Royal College of Art, London, UK
2011
transFORM, Farmleigh Gallery, Dublin and Touring
2010
COLLECT, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK
           Irish Pavilion, World Expo, Shanghai, China
2009
Prize-winners exhibition, RDS National Crafts Competition, Dublin and Touring
2008
SOFA Chicago, USA, Pottering in the kitchen, Model House Gallery, Wales
2007
17 Prime Makers, Farmleigh Gallery, Dublin; Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Wales
           Clay 14, Woodbury Studio Gallery, Devon, UK
2006
Collectors, Hunt Museum, Limerick; National Craft Gallery, Kilkenny
           Autour de la Table, Giroussens, France
2005
Collectors at Hunt Museum, Limerick

 

Gallery Representation

SO FINE ART EDITIONS, 10 South Anne Street, Dublin 2
Mill Cove Gallery, Castletownbere, Co. Cork
Sliding Rock Contemporary Ceramics, Spiddal, Co. Galway

Contact Details:

Mandy Parslow
Clonbeg Lodge
Glen of Aherlow
Co. Tipperary

T. +353 62 56011
E. mandy@parslowpottery.com
www.parslowpottery.com