Madeleine and Philip trained at The Medway College of Design in the early 70's and then opened up their Country Pottery in Pembrokeshire in 1973. Philip sadly died in 2015 and Madeleine has now been joined in the studio by Paul Webb.
They make lively, strong, functional pots . Madeleine decorates most of the work with bold Chinese brush strokes using glazes ranging from deep copper reds and mauves to exciting blues and greens. she also loves handbuilding and produces large slab work. The clays used are stoneware and porcelain. All their work is fired by gas in a reduction atmosphere.
Wolfscastle Pottery is situated in the St. David's Peninsula, an unspoilt and beautiful corner of Wales. It has a mild sunny climate, spectacular coastal scenery. A profusion of wild flowers, wildlife, friendly people and a leisurely pace of life. This has all greatly influenced their work.
Madeleine spent many years running residential courses for students from all over the world, but now has opened up her studio to daily customers and holiday visitors to Pembrokeshire wanting to try their hand and be creative. We welcome individuals and also groups. In September will be facilitating a workshop just outside of Rome. She will be teaming up with Nader Shabahangi, a psychotherapist, Diplomat for Processwork and Yoga teacher. In the peace and serenity of Farfa Abbey they will explore Eldership as a joyous approach to living and ageing and using clay in a deep and creative way. If anyone is interested do email Madeleine for details.