Now living on the Ardnamurchan Peninsula in Scotland, the potter Maureen Minchin lived and worked for several years in the Waveney Valley, Suffolk. Maureen studied at the Bath Academy (1973) but gained most of her practical knowledge of ceramics from workshops in Arran, Sutherland, Norfolk, Italy and the Dartington Pottery in Devon. She was a prize winner at the 2nd International Saltglaze Exhibition (1983) and her work achieves high prices in contemporary ceramics auctions held at Bonhams in London.
Her work is highly distinctive with slipware richly decorated with intricate, hand painted wildlife motifs. At the end of 2012 Maureen donated to World Land Trust a delightful lidded pot decorated with an otter. Proceeds from the sale will support the work of the Trust. She also has plans for a new collection inspired by the Trust's work in Bolivia.