My wife Daphne Large and daughter Suzanne Scott are also potters and in 2012 my dabbling in clay became a serious pursuit developing slab construction techniques which use many of my prior skills and tools in a converted leatherwork studio. Eventually joined by son Jack made it four family members making pottery. Our studios overlap in the finishing of pieces as Daphne and Suzanne glaze and fire the work Jack and I produce and thus they share in the creative process of each piece in selecting and applying glazes. We likewise play a role in loading kilns and recycling clay thus while the operation is spread over studios in two locations in Charlottetown and one in New London most pieces we make have been handled by at least three if not four members of the family before they reach the hands of our customers. Thus the reason that we use a studio mark for the work Jack and I make rather than several signatures on each piece. This is also standard practice in many traditional studios where more than one potter contributes to the finished piece and the finished piece bears the mark of the studio rather than initials of individuals.
|VP potter's mark with PEI and year|
|Ceramic tool made for making VP potter's mark on base of handles.|
|VP mark on bottom of pottery as well as on base of handle.|