Friday, January 27, 2012

Pottery Marks of Prince Edward Island - Clay Impressions Pottery Studio - Ellen Burge




Clay Impressions Pottery Studio is home for Ellen Burge, when she isn't operating her booth at the Charlottetown Farmers' Market. Her website indicates:

If you are interested in purchasing my pottery please email me.
Ellen Burge
(902) 676-3296
clay_impressions@pei.sympatico.ca


Pottery Marks of Prince Edward Island - Pottery By The Sea - Kerry Kingston

Pottery By The Sea was established by Kerry Kingston 1996 in Victoria-by-the-Sea, PEI. The retail shop was inside her home for 5 years and then in 2001 she began construction of a new shop, for production and retail only. This new shop and studio is located in North Rustico.

Previous to her current business Kerry operated Mud Puddle Pottery.

Kerry signs her work with her initials KK and includes PEI on her work.

Her website indicates her contact information:

Toll Free 1-866-963-3647
kerrypottery@hotmail.com
Mail :: RR#2, Hunter River, PE, C0A 1N0


Pottery Marks of Prince Edward Island - Hawkins Pottery - Patti Hawkins


Patti Hawkins of Hawkins Pottery, North Granville began her career as a potter working at Village Pottery in New London. Since opening her own studio she has been signing her work with the HP PEI mark.


843 Rattenbury Road (Rte 254), North Granville, PEI
Tel.: 902-886-2697
Email: rphawkins@pei.sympatico.ca

Pottery Marks of Prince Edward Island - Hutchinson Pottery - Jessica Hutchinson



Jessica Hutchinson participates in an artisan gallery which features a selection of pottery, weaving and jewelry by a talented group of Island artists.

Address: 697 Rustico Road, North Milton, PE, Canada
Phone: 902-569-2756

Email: hutchpottery@yahoo.ca
She uses both a signature "hutchinson" and potters mark based on a stylized H on her work.


Pottery Marks of Prince Edward Island - Mud Puddle Pottery - Kerry & Peter Krauskopf

Husband and wife potters Peter & Kerry Krauskopf opened Mud Puddle Pottery in 1978 with shop located initially in Mt. Mellick and then Belle River, PEI.

Kerry and Peter have been producing pottery on Prince Edward Island since 1977. Peter became an art teacher in the 1980's, and Kerry, now remarried is known as Kerry Kingston and has continued with her pottery business. Peter retired from teaching and is an active potter.

Kerry attended Douglas College in Surrey, B.C. and moved to the Island shortly after. Her company Pottery by the Sea was first opened in 1996 in Victoria-by-the-Sea, PEI. The retail shop was inside her home for five years and then in 2001 she began construction of a new shop, for production and retail. This new shop and studio on the north shore in North Rustico.

For more on Kerry's work see the blog post on Kerry Kingston.

Pottery Marks of Prince Edward Island - Dale Paynter - Burlington Pottery

Dale Paynter grew up around pottery in his parents studio in Burlington, PEI so it was natural that he would take an interest in the field. Although his career interests developed in other areas, examples of his wheel-thrown pottery indicate he was a developing potter in the 1970 when Burlington Pottery was a family business and pioneering retail pottery studio on the north shore of Prince Edward Island.

Dale signed his work with his initials JDP as well as the location PEI.




Pottery Marks of Prince Edward Island - Michael Stanley Pottery


Michael Stanley is a second generation potter, having grown up with parents Christine, a weaver and Malcolm a potter who together operate Stanley Pottery & Weaving in Breadalbane.

Michael served his apprenticeship in the family studio between 1999-2004 where all studio production is signed Stanley, PEI along with the year. Opening his own business, Scorched Earth Pottery in 2004, his work was signed Scorched Earth PEI between 2004-2008. Most of the work was for the wholesale trade during this period as well as a certain amount of raku work.

In 2009 Michael entered the retail trade when he opened his Charlottetown studio, first on Richmond St. and then relocated to 89 Water St. in 2011. He operated under the name Michael Stanley Pottery and uses a potters mark that is based on a tree of life image he created himself.


Monday, January 2, 2012

Pottery Marks of Prince Edward Island - Rainwater Pottery


Linwood and Elizabeth Thompson operated Rainwater Pottery during the 1980's in Little Sands which is located in eastern Prince Edward Island.

Jacquese Conley and her husband were a couple of newly weds on their honeymoon, and recalled their visit to the operation and the pottery they bought there while providing us with these photographs of the work.
"It's been thirty years and they still look as good as the day we bought them .. and we still love them. Thanks for an opportunity to share." 

Correspondence in 2009 with Rob Wilby, a potter who lived nearby indicated,
"They closed around 1985; the Thompsons who ran the business have both passed away over ten years ago. We knew them well."
It appears that the Thompson's work was primarily in red earthenware clay and that they used the company name "Rainwater - PEI" written in a script style as their pottery mark.