OF PLACE Mandy Parslow The People's Museum of Limerick

OF PLACE, a solo exhibition by Mandy Parslow, runs at the People's Museum of Limerick, 2 Pery Square, Limerick from 10 - 26 September. Described as a 'wayfaring exploration through ceramics', the exhibiton is the culmination of several years of research by the artist exploring place, our attachment to it and engagement with it through the medium of ceramics. 

Our connections to place are deeply embedded and fundamentally inform how we perceive our environment. Open to multiple meanings and interpretations, sense of place is something known, but difficult to explain; physical, imagined, spacial, temporal, emotional, sensual. Using Slievenamuck Hill in the Glen of Aherlow, Co. Tipperary, Parslow aims to uncover and understand the deeply entrenched ways our surroundings are perceived physically and emotionally, consciously and unconsciously.

All the objects in this exhibition are made from materials found on Slievenamuck. Paths are explored, materials gathered, tested and manipulated. Through these organic, ceramic, animal and anthropological elements, primal forms evolve from the place itself, responding to temporal and physical diversities in the gathered materials.

While ceramics is often valued for its resistance to the effects of time, this work instead acknowledges the ephmeral qualities of place. Parslow writes 'As place changes each time we encounter it, so these pieces evolve from their unfired to fired forms and beyond, questioning the notion of a 'finished' piece and instead embracing change and evolution in all its guises'.

The exhibition is open at the People's Museum of Limerick, 2 Pery Square, Limerick
10 - 26 September 2020
Tuesday - Saturday 10am - 4pm


LAND/MARKS exhibition

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Land/Marks exhibition Farmleigh Gallery 2020

August 2020

Blurring the Edge

Blurring the edge_2018

November 2018

2nd International Black Pottery Symposium, Quart

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Quart symposium 2018


September 2018


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Touchstone 2017

August 2017

Ceramic Innovations

Ceramic Innovations, an international exhibition of ceramics juried by Chris Gustin, took place at the Wayne Arts Centre, PA, USA from April 1st - 29th 2017.


Focus: Vessel, Keramikmuseum Westerwald.

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Keramikmuseum Westerwald, 8th Talent award of the Nassauische Sparkasse

June 2016

Martinsons Award Exhibition, Latvia

This piece is on its way to Latvia to be part of the Martinsons Award exhibiton. This exhibition forms part of the Latvia International Ceramics Biennale.


Mandy Parslow Martinsons Award exhibition. Salt-glazed stoneware.

Martinsons Award exhibition, Latvia 2016

June 2016

International Academy of Ceramics

I've been made a member of the International Academy of Ceramics. Chuffed!


October 2015

New Ceramics Collection for Ireland

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October 2015