Abby Rose Mandel is a Michigan native who moved to Texas in 2006.  As a high school art teacher and mom of two young artists, studio time is limited. Thus carving out time for routine practice is more important than ever. Working from her home studio in Austin, Texas, Abby Rose creates slip-cast and hand-built ceramic wares, both functional and decorative and other fine art. Illustration plays a key role in the surface of the ceramics, as well as her two dimensional work.

Abby Rose Mandel is a product of public education, and the art teachers and professors that inspired her during that time.  She continues to study and grow at every opportunity.