Claire Madill graduated from Emily Carr University of Art & Design in 2007 and wasted no time moving into a ceramics studio where she could continue excelling in 'plaster disasters'. She started heyday design to create functional and wearable modern porcelain while having an excuse to dig through second-hand shops for shiny objects and arresting patterns. Ideas around value and usefulness continue to inform her practice. heyday design mines the past to create for the future. commonplace, utilitarian vintage kitchen wares are transformed into contemporary porcelain objects and accessories, endorsing a new perspective on their purpose and aesthetic.
In 2011, heyday design fabricated over one hundred custom porcelain beaver jar lights for Anacleto Design's renovation of Oliver & Bonacini's canoe, as well as showed her porcelain jewellery with Designboom at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair in New York City. Claire continues to live and work in Vancouver, B.C.