Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Pottery Marks of Prince Edward Island - Joyce Champion, Kensington

Joyce Champion operated a pottery in her home studio in Kensington, PEI during the 1970s to 1990s. After she relocated to a retirement home,  her house was sold during the summer of 2012.

Four different examples have been located of her potters mark. In three she used a variation of her name or initials in a free hand style on the bottom rim or within the bottom are using - Joyce Champion, PEI or djc PEI, Joyce PEI. The fourth is a mark using a block of printers type with the words JOYCE CHAMPION.

She tended to work in stoneware and was skilled at throwing large vases and working a variety of clay bodies.

Gary Carroll, a Charlottetown collector and researcher has provided copies of her business card.

Martha Carver Pottery

Active in the 1970's and 1980's Martha Carver sold her pottery at craft fairs organized by the Prince Edward Island Crafts Council. ...