May Wild Studio is the collaborative creative practice of Rebecca May and Michael Wild. We develop and design handmade objects. Our work also comprises site-specific exhibitions, commissions and installations. In our practice we combine new technology with traditional design and craft methods and manufacturing to develop our work.
As a creative practice we are driven by material exploration and design innovation. Our core values are: Ideas, Handcraft, Storytelling and Collaboration.
Rebecca May is an Artist/Designer Maker, a second careerist who originally trained and worked as a Building Surveyor for 13 years before returning to University to study 3D Design specialising in Ceramics and gaining a 1st Class Honours Degree.
Michael Wild is an Artist/Designer-Maker and a part-time Art & Design lecturer. Michael studied Fine Art Ceramics at Breton Hall gaining a 1st Class Honours Degree and an MA Design - Distinction at Manchester School of Art MMU.
May Wild Studio are based in Greater Manchester and commenced 2017. Our creative practice operates from both the city and our home studio in semi-rural Saddleworth, this contrast of the city and countryside within close proximity is essential to how we formulate our creative ideas, we are inspired by our environment both urban and rural.
In 2017 they were selected for the Crafts Council Hothouse Programme for Emerging Talent, read our Crafts Council 'One To Watch' feature here