Kigbeare Makers – Bronwen Wells & Magda Weldon
This week we are featuring two of Kigbeare’s Artisans, Bronwen Wells and Magda Weldon, both of whom are potters. Read on to find out more about these talented ladies.
Bronwen loves the natural environment from the wild countryside to the idealised structure of a garden and she likes to travel to keep expanding her horizons expanding.
She take lots of photos to capture moments, which she will later experiment with and develop into new illustrations, hoping to tease out an essence of the subject. She then uses these drawings to create greeting cards and illustrated ceramics. Bronwen is a deaf artist from Cornwall, and graduated from Plymouth College of Art with a BA in Illustration.
Here are some samples of her beautiful work:
Magda as worked as a graphic designer most of her life and about 10 years ago, she decided to change direction and started working with clay. She felt she needed to be involved wholeheartedly in the creating process, body and mind. Magda finds that using her hands in making an object is very satisfying and fulfilling. She decorates my hand built vessels using a traditional technique called delft. It entails painting with cobalt and covering with a white glaze. Magda has always been fascinated by beauty and the mystery of nature; its form, patterns, textures and variety.
Clay is a wonderful medium, allowing experimentation, to be formed in many different ways, to create in an immediate way and see results there and then. She finds pleasure in making objects of everyday use which enrich our environment with beauty. Here are some samples of her work:
About the Author: Wendy has coupled her love of making cushions and other soft furnishings with Complementary therapies. She focusses on Reiki and Energy Healing together with Massage. Wendy is fortunate to have a clinic area adjoining her sewing area. You can find her on Facebook under The Haven, Okehampton, and the website of Kigbeare Studios and Gallery.