Elliptical Vessel

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


Barrel Vessel

ceramic Stoneware, 21 x 15 cm
Photographer, Roland Paschhoff


Barrel Vessel

ceramic Stoneware, 21 x 14 cm
Photographer, Roland Paschhoff


Wrapped Elliptical Vessel

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


Tall Handled Elliptical Vessel

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


Long Elliptical Vessel

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


Long Elliptical Vessel

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


Nest Of Oval Bowls

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


Double Handled Elliptical Vessel

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


Mandy Parslow

Mandy Parslow’s salt-glazed stoneware vessels are inspired by the changing lights and colours of her surrounding countryside. She aims to physically reflect the ‘organic orderliness’ of the agricultural landscape in her work.

Parslow’s vessels are formed through gestures of wrapping and stacking, exploring opposing concepts of tension and calm. Her pieces are initially wheel-thrown, after which ridges and cuts are made to the clay while still soft, retaining its energy and tension, and enhancing the sense of movement in the altered piece. The clay object is then salt fired to 1300°C in a wood-fuelled kiln. Each piece is assaulted and caressed by the flames – ash and salt vapour moving through the kiln in the intense heat of the firing. The depth of colour and texture evolves and intensifies from one firing to the next, so that the surface of the finished vessel is marked with an authentic record of the flame’s path. For Parslow, this unpredictable process seems to embed the landscape in her work.

Parslow completed a BA in Three Dimensional Design, Ceramics at Cardiff School of Art & Design, Wales in 1994. She subsequently established a studio and showroom Co. Tipperary where she is currently based.


Ulster Museum
Irish Pavilion, FuLe International Ceramic Art Museums (FLICAM), Fuping, China
Consulate General of Ireland, Shanghai, China
Department of Foreign Affairs
Hibernian Collection

Selected Awards

Irish Ceramics Award, Mill Cove Gallery
Culture Ireland Award towards month long residency in Fuping, China
First prize, Ceramics (traditional), RDS National Crafts Competition

Selected Exhibitions

Solo Exhibitions

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


Group Exhibitions and Fairs

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


Gallery Representation

Gourmet Pots, Schull, Co. Cork
Mill Cove Gallery, Castletownbere, Co. Cork
Lavit Gallery, Cork
Sliding Rock Contemporary Ceramics, Spiddal, Co. Galway
The Craft Granary, Cahir
The Marle Gallery, Devon, UK
Highgate Contemporary Arts, London, UK

Contact Details:

Mandy Parslow
Clonbeg Lodge
Glen of Aherlow
Co. Tipperary

T. +353 62 56011