Don Madden

  Artist Statement
Don Madden got his BBA in Finance, which led to a career in Air Force Rescue Helicopter maintenence. Travel to exciting exotic places like Vietnam and New Hampshire followed. Thanks to the benefits of the GI Bill he acquired an Elementary Education degree which led to a career selling life insurance. He did this for 32 years and got to meet a lot of interesting people, some of whom actually liked him. While living in New Hampshire, he took a ceramics class and made a number of wheel-thrown pieces. Fast-forward more than 32 years and he started over again, but this time focused on only hand-built pieces. He considers his pieces as sculpture rather than ceramics. Most of his current work encompasses figurative sculpture.