Irish Craft Portfolio

You can view Mandy's page in the Craft Council of Ireland's 'Irish Craft Portfolio 2010' at http://www.ccoi.ie/irishcraftportfolio/mandy-parslow.html 

Irish Craft Portfolio was established by the Crafts Council of Ireland in 2005 to provide a platform for promoting craftworkers producing work to an international exhibition standard.

'Irish Craft Portfolio represents contemporary craftwork created by Irish makers that combines the highest quality craftsmanship with a consideration of material and technique that sits comfortably on the international stage. The craftwork featured in this year’s edition was chosen by an international selection panel. The work illustrated as part of the Irish Craft Portfolio publication and exhibited throughout 2010 will serve to further enhance Ireland’s reputation as a world-class source of contemporary craft.'''

The selection for the 2011 publication took place this month and is due for publication early in the new year.

November 2010

Sculptural Ceramics

Mandy is included in a recent list of the top 30 Irish Contemporary Ceramic Artists. Below is from the current issue of the Irish Arts Review (vol. 27, no. 4)

A list of the leading contemporary artists working in ceramic as a sculptural medium has been compiled by the committee of the Irish Contemporary Ceramic Awards. The names were selected from a long-list of about sixty artists, many garnered from former entrants to the awards, previously known as the Hallward Awards. The list was circulated among ceramic artists, collectors and other people with expertise in ceramics, each of whom was invited to select 10 names. The results were collated into a list of thirty leading Irish ceramicists whose work form the basis of a book celebrating the best of contemporary Irish sculptural ceramics. The book is the initiative of John Goode of the Mill Cove Gallery, Castletownbeare and will be published to coincide with an exhibition in May 2011. The selected artists are: Brigit Beemster, Cormac Boydell, Pat Connor, Marie Foley, Sinead Glynn, Etain Hickey, Ulrika Holmquist, Alison Kay, Christy Keeney, Marianne Klopp, Sonja Landweer, Frances Lambe, Diane McCormick, Fidelma Massey, Lucy Meagher, Peter Meanley, Karen Morgan, Nuala O'Donovan, Laura O'Hagan, Marcus O'Mahony, Mandy Parslow, Helen Quill, Neil Read, Alex Scott, Eleanor Swan, Jim Turner, Grainne Watts, Derek Wilson, David Withers and Thomas Wollen.

November 2010

The Stour Gallery - Celtic Winter

Mandy's ceramic pieces are included in an exhibition opening at the Stour Gallery, Shipston on Stour, Warwickshire, UK on 27th November 2010. The 'Celtic Winter' exhibition features work from 'Irish Craft Portfolio 2010'. The exhibition runs until the end of January 2011.

The Stour Gallery, 10 High St, Shipton on Stour, Warwickshire, CV36 4AJ.

www.thestourgallery.co.uk

November 2010

Farmleigh Gallery

'Irish Craft Portfolio 2010' opens on Thursday 11th November at Farmleigh Gallery, Castleknock, Dublin 15. It will be officially opened by Laura Magahy, Chairman, Crafts Council of Ireland between 6.30pm and 8.30pm. The exhibition runs until 23rd December.

November 2010