Muddylane Pottery Studio

“From My Hands To Yours”

Madeleine Murray of Muddylane Pottery Studio in Napier has become known by ceramic lovers around South Africa for her artistically inspired stoneware designs. Madeleine unites screen printing with clay work to create unique yet functional kitchenware pieces that are pleasingly off-centre and slightly unconventional - while remaining refreshingly functional. Inspired by the Overberg’s natural beauty, the ideas that leave Madeleine’s talented hands are thrown with skill on her potter’s wheel and are then immortalized in her kiln. The result is unique pieces that will become keepsakes wherever they find themselves. All Muddylane creations are oven and dishwasher safe. Visits to Muddylane Pottery Studio by the public are most welcome and you can call Madeleine directly to make an appointment.

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Madeleine Murray has been blessed with what can only be described as a natural talent for creating functional kitchen art from clay. What started out as curiosity in the craft section of her local library when she was in her late teens resulted in Madeleine reading every available book in the Grahamstown library on her new found passion for pottery. The next step was designing her first pottery wheel that was made from a tractor wheel and a washing machine drum. After that Madeleine never looked back!

Forty years down the line things have changed quite dramatically and Madeleine has moved on to more advanced pottery wheels and kilns in her Muddylane Pottery Studio. One thing, however, remains the same, and that is Madeleine’s desire to experiment with new techniques and adjusts her product range accordingly.



The Muddylane Pottery Studio range is oven-proof and dishwasher friendly. The collection includes but is not limited to:

  • Serving platters
  • Fruit bowls
  • Dinner plates
  • Side plates
  • Cereal bowls
  • Soup bowls
  • Water jugs
  • Milk jugs    
  • Coffee mugs     
  • Espresso cups
  • Chip and dip bowls
  • Snack bowls
  • Cookie stamps
  • Salt and pepper pots
  • Sugar pots
  • Spoon rests
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