Michael Wainwright first became immersed in clay sculpture at the age of seven. What started as a childhood joy has evolved into a lifelong passion for creating functional works of art. After studying clay sculpture as an undergraduate, he went on to work as a production jeweler, mastering the use of the precious metals that are now part of his signature style, including 24-karat gold and platinum. He then went on to receive his Master’s in clay sculpture.
Many of Wainwright’s designs evolved out of studies in Italy and travels along the Mediterranean.Wainwright created his first collection of tableware in 1991, the same year he founded his company. He initially sold his wares at street fairs and craft markets, but it wasn’t long before he was discovered by high-end retailers. Wainwright is the sole designer of every piece on his collection.