'Bricks in the Rain' travels to Cork

'Bricks in the Rain', the response exhibition from our residency in Fuping, China is heading to the CIT Wandesford Quay Gallery, Cork. Opening 6.30pm Friday 5th April 2013 and running until 9th May 2013.

'Bricks in the Rain', Wandesford Quay Gallery, Cork. April 2013


'Bricks in the Rain', Wandesford Quay Gallery, Cork. April 2013

Elliptical Vessel



It's always lovely to see where my pieces eventually end up. This Elliptical Vessel has certainly landed on its feet - swopping the Galtee mountains for a spectacular view of Snowdon in Snowdonia, Wales. It looks like it has settled in nicely...

Elliptical Vessel, Snowdonia, Wales

November 2012

Limerick Exhibition

Limerick exhibition invite 2012

limerick exhibition 2012 poster

Hope to see you there!

Nov 2012

Exhibition Opening

The response exhibition to our Chinese residency, 'Bricks in the Rain' opens next Thursday, 16th August, at 6.30pm in the Farmleigh Gallery, Phoenix Park, Dublin. Promises to be more than your usual exhibition opening....

All are welcome, hope to see you there!

'Bricks in the Rain' invite

August 2012

'Bricks in the Rain' website

Thanks to Brigitta Varadi the 'Bricks in the Rain' website is up and running. Take a look at

The Chinese residency response show opens 16th August - all the signs are good so keep the date free!

31st July 2012

Craft Fest 2012

Spot some of my pieces 'In the House' at the lovely Castle Ward from Friday 10th - Sunday 12th August 2012. Nice to get a spot on the poster also!

Craft Fest 2012

31st July 2012

Culture File, Lyric FM

In conversation with writer Eleanor Flegg during my last wood-firing (June 2012). Aired on Lyric FM's Culture File on 3rd July 2012.



July 2012


I'm delighted to be part of a mixed-media exploration of contemporary fine craft at Cill Rialaig Arts Centre, Dun Geagan, Ballinskelligs County Kerry from June 3 to October 15, 2012  The exhibition was opened by Karen Hennessy, CEO, Crafts Council of Ireland.

'The utilitarian nature of traditional crafts has been dramatically subverted by many contemporary fine craft artists. In this exciting exhibition, basketry, wood turning, ceramics and glass move from traditional vessels to exciting expressions of form and material, conveying ideas, visual poetry and delight while still retaining vestiges of their original function.'

Participating artists include Liam Flynn, Roger Bennett, Emmett Kane, and Keiran Higgins working in wood, Joe Hogan working in basketry, Jack Doherty and Mandy Parslow working in ceramics, and Karl Harron and Lucinda Robertson working in glass.

Cill Rialaig Arts Centre,
Dun Geagan,
County Kerry
+353 (0)66 947 9277


 Mandy Parslow, Elliptical Vessel, 2012 

 June 2012


Bricks in the Rain

 The work for our Chinese response exhibition 'Bricks in the Rain' is coming on nicely. We have the beautiful Farmleigh Gallery in the Phoenix Park, Dublin to show the work, but we're working on no budget. To try and rectify this we have set up the project on Fund It. Please do support us if you can - we will all be eternally grateful and we promise to put on a great show!



Thanks to our curator for the exhibition, Hilary Morley, we also have a facebook page:


June 2012

Chinese Conclusions

It's taken me a long time to get around to posting some images of my work from our Chinese residency. As I discovered, time takes on different properties with all things Chinese!

You can see more images from the other makers in our group on my facebook page http://www.facebook.com/?ref=tn_tnmn#!/media/set/?set=a.209456165788477.51873.100519446682150&type=3 

The Chinese experience is not finished yet - we're currently working towards a follow up exhibition in Farmleigh Gallery, Dublin for August 2012 - watch this space...

Mandy Parslow, Irish Pavilion, Fuping, China, 2011Mandy Parslow, Irish Pavilion, Fuping, China, 2011Mandy Parslow, Irish Pavilion, Fuping, China, 2011Mandy Parslow, Irish Pavilion, Fuping, China, 2011

March 2012