About Us

Wild Rose Pottery was established by Maureen & Barry Payne in 1975 and they built the pottery on our country property, 30 miles NE of Winnipeg, in 1978.

Maureen is the original potter having been trained in England before they immigrated to Canada in 1967. She graduated with an Advanced Ceramic Diploma from the Cambridge Institute & Balls Park College Hertfordshire. She has been practicing her art continuously since that time primarily making functional stoneware pottery which we have sold at numerous retail art/craft shows across Canada.

Although Barry’s career was in the aerospace industry with a Physics degree from University of Leicester UK. he has always been active in the pottery with particular interest in Raku and hand built forms including a wide range of tile designs.

Our daughter Sarah and son Richard have always been very much involved in the pottery. Although not formally trained they have had their hands in the clay since very small children. Sarah is very good at tile decoration and Richard helps with all the heavy jobs in the pottery especially pugging the clay.

The Oriental tiles evolved from our previous pottery lines particularly the Raku and hand built forms. We began making this line about six years ago and they have proven to be a quite unique and very popular line.

In 2011 we developed the line of Celtic Art Tiles, these have proven to be very popular resulting in our market ex-tending throughout North America. We have exhibited at numerous trade shows across Canada and the USA including Toronto, Vancouver, Edmonton, Halifax, Orlando, Las Vegas, San Francisco, Chicago, and New York as well as many smaller centres.