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 and also large interesting slabbed dishes. 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. 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.
Madeleine has also facilitated workshops on Skyros and Crete and this year is joining Dr. Nader Shabahangi , a Psychotherapist from San Fransico in facilitating a Workshop from 8th - 15th September, 2017 at Farfa Abbey near Rome in Italy. It will focus on The meaning and Fears of Ageing. Through the medium of Clay they will explore how emotions and feelings can be expressed creatively where it can be hard to reach with the use of words. For more details .....contact Madeleine at firstname.lastname@example.org