Vogue (UK) August 2008 has featured a Mags McGinnis teacup candle creation in a vintage 1960s Midwinter pottery teacup trio - picture can be found on the last page.
Margaret Fiedler McGinnis is a Chicago-born London-based musician and craftsperson. Under her maiden name of Fiedler, Margaret (Mags to her friends) has released numerous critically acclaimed albums with her bands Laika and Moonshake - Laika being an important influence upon Radiohead, amongst others. From playing as a teenager in a band with Moby, she's also contributed lead guitar to PJ Harvey's 14 month world tour in support of her Mercury Prize winning album Stories From The City, Stories From The Sea. When the decline of album sales due to illegal downloads made her recording and songwriting careers less financially viable, Mags went to study law at the College of Law, gained a post-graduate law qualification and went to work at the BBC in their Music Copyright department. Now dividing her time between music (a children's album and book are being planned), eco-friendly candlemaking and editing a book of poetry (and considering writing a cookbook), Mags spent 2008/09 back on guitar for touring duties with Wire in support of the band's album Object 47 and contributed guitar and backing vocals to Wire's 2011 EP Strays (only available with purchase of the Wire album Red Barked Tree). Leaving the BBC in 2011 after 5 years Mags went to work at Antenna International in 2012 as their Licensing Manager. However she is always looking for new musical challenges - if you've got anything artistically confounding exciting weird and wonderful contact her here!
Mags has been selling teacup candles (along with lovely rolled beeswax candles, individually numbered industrial-looking tea sample tin candles and the popular vintage clotted cream tin candles) at various craft fairs - check back here soon for upcoming confirmations.