ADDYMAN, Madeline

1929 - 2005

Born Madeline Southern at Wallesey, Cheshire on 3 October 1929, daughter of Henry Southern (1907-1952) and his wife Lily Margery née Schofield (1907-1968), who married at Birkenhead in 1928. She attended Wallasey School of Art followed by the Royal College of Art, but she abandoned the college in 1952 after only two years, having wanted to study fine art instead of textiles, to which she had been directed. She married at Wallasey in 1953, John Addyman [q.v.] and worked as a display designer for Simpsons of Piccadilly, London before becoming a freelance toy designer for Liberty’s, continuing her freelance work when she and her husband moved to Port Talbot, Wales. In 1955 they moved to Colchester, Essex and two years later settled in Sudbury, Suffolk from where her career involved teaching design at college and primary schools and for seven years was head teacher at Hartest, Suffolk, where she became an educational advisor for the county. In 1987 Madeline and her husband returned to Wales and together established the Gwndwn Studios at their home in Bridell near Cardigan where, as well as creating prints, she designed kites, experimented with raku pottery and returned to oil painting with a large show at Theatre Mwldan in 1991. She died at Pembrokeshire in September 2005.

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