In my college years I was interested in the roots of modernism, from the development of cubism, constructivism and futurism to Scandinavian design, and the time/space elements in architecture. These interests were interrupted for 30 years by my deep involvement with Japan, functional pottery for food and flowers and in the ascetic, restrained taste of tea ceremony pottery. -Malcolm Wright
Malcolm and his wife, Marjorie, established The Turnpike Road Pottery upon their return from Japan in 1970. While Marj is not a potter, she has assisted in the studio from the beginning, although she took 17 years off to work as a travel agent. The Wrights have two grown sons, Ian and Shaun. Ian, his wife, Cindy and their daughter, live in Dallas, where he works in the banking industry. Shaun, who lives with his wife Marina in Ubatuba, Brazil, a 10 minute walk from the beach, does black and white landscape photography.