After graduating from Croyden College of Art in 1969, Jane Maddison ran a small business in London producing hand made tiles and silk screen blinds.
She later moved to Lincolnshire where she set up her Ceramics Studio producing both sculptural and domestic ware using a variety of techniques and various methods of fireing including raku and salt glaze.
Jane ran the Ceramics Department at Melton Mowbray college for 16 years, teaching Ceramic skills up to A level and City & Guilds.
She was selected by the Craftsman Potter Association and has exhibited in their London Gallery. Jane’s work has also featured in exhibitions and galleries in the UK, Europe and the USA
More recently, Jane has decided to produce more affordable domestic lines, the most successful being her Wine Breathers. With many designs, the ceramic wine breathers are sold in an attractive box with their own special label.
Wine Breathers are a registered design.
Jane’s wonderful little animals result from her mother’s impractical method of trying to let a bottle of red wine breathe whilst keeping the fruit flies away, which she did by balancing the cork over the open top!
Jane thought that a purpose-built Sculptural top was a better solution and so the wine breather was born.
There are now over 20 designs in the range. Jane’s wonderful little creatures allow your wine to breathe, but they keep the annoying little fruit flies out of the bottle. At the same time, you can enjoy the little beast adorning your bottle.
Why not collect the whole menagerie? All of them are decorated by illustrator Kevin Maddison and with his quirky line and brush work, each animal becomes an individual piece of art. Each one a collectable item.