Madeleine is mostly self-taught. She has been making "things" since her earliest recollection, her grandmother teaching her to knit before going to kindergarten. She has attended many workshops over 40 years as a craftsperson, and taught many workshops too. She was in fibre in the 70's, in metal in the 80's until now. She has exhibited in Japan, Paris (France), had one person shows in Toronto, Montreal & Comox, BC. Madeliene owned a gallery in West Vancouver for 10 years. She now works in her home workshop employing two helpers one day a week.
Madeleine’s jewellery collection consists of bracelets, pins, earrings and necklaces, and small sculpture.