Saturday, February 13, 2010

Pottery Marks of Prince Edward Island - Helen Moase



I get occasional enquiries about pottery made in Prince Edward Island decades ago, that has ended up in different parts of the world. Blame it on eBay, or simply the fact that pottery is a durable material that has traditionally been acquired by travelers and taken home as a souvenir of their travel.

Increasingly home could be both near or far, and that is a good thing for those of us in the pottery business.

In an effort to place some reference material in one spot - thought this might be a good way to get things started.

Helen Moase used a signature pottery mark of her initials HTM

She worked in a red clay body and was active on the North Shore in the 1960's.

Helen was a friend of, Leigh and Ruth Paynter, the owners of Burlington Pottery, Burlington PEI.

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