Mandy Gargiulo is a ceramic artist based in Nelson, New Zealand.
Working exclusively with porcelain, Mandy draws inspiration for her ceramics from the shapes and textures of her natural surrounds.
Flowers, leaves and the sea are all strong influences on her work.
Celebrating what she terms the “beautifully perfect imperfection of nature,” no two pieces of work she creates are identical. Mandy’s pieces all show the signs of the hand that has made them and the personality and materiality of porcelain as a medium.
Juxtaposing the crisp brittleness of the unglazed exterior of her bowls and vases with soft, smooth, glazed interiors, Mandy’s pieces encapsulate and enhance the perfect imperfections of the natural world.
Stunning vessel with intricate floral detail with a pale blue glazed interior. 20cm width and 14cm height. Porcelain sculptural piece by Mandy Gargiulo, made in Nelson, NZ.
A porcelain sculpture by Mandy Gargiulo, handbuilt in Nelson to depict the novel coronavirus Covid19. 70mm round
Porcelain sculptural piece with a soft brown glazed interior , hand made in Nelson by Mandy Gargiulo. Size - 8 x 14cms (d) approx
Gorgeous intricate sculptural piece by Mandy Gargiulo, made in Nelson, NZ. Porcelain size 8 h) x 8cms Approx
Porcelain sculptural sea briar with an orange glazed interior, hand made in Nelson by Mandy Gargiulo. Size - 10 x 10cms approx
Large Porcelain intricately sculptured piece hand made in Nelson by Mandy Gargiulo. Size - 14 x 29cms (d) approx