My name is Maddy, and I am the creator of Mad Character Ceramics. I’m a 27 year old female living and working in the northside of Melbourne/Narrm. Mad Character was born from a casual clay afternoon with a potter friend, who introduced me to the colours, textures and creativity of ceramics. Originally a water-colourist, it fascinated me to be able to make something both beautiful and practical, a three-dimensional artwork.
Still very much a novice as I have only been experimenting with clay and its forms for the past two years, I explore form, colour, shape and textures with wild abandon. Facial features have always been the centre-point to my work, and it only felt natural to transfer that through to ceramics.
Pottery is a process by which various types of earth come under fire to create objects of beauty, a melding of earth and glass and all kinds of minerals and chemicals. It’s a transformative process, and in practicing this art form it has transformed me. The last year has been devoted to the refinement of throwing techniques and to understanding of all the rules before breaking them, as I so love to do.
Having been mostly self taught with a few lessons from a much more experienced potter, I hope to refine my skills in order to keep making high end bespoke artistic wares for your home.