Thursday, March 18, 2010

Pottery Marks of Prince Edward Island - Stoneware Pottery - Sandi Mahon & Katharine Dagg

Stoneware Pottery was established in Milton, PEI in 1973 following graduation from Nova Scotia College of Art & Design, in Halifax of Sandi Mahon.

Returning to her native province she opened a shop and studio near Charlottetown. In the late 1970's Katharine Dagg, a designer and college instructor at Holland College School of Visual Arts joined her in the business. Working together on each piece Katharine handled the decoration and glazing as well as slab work, with Sandi doing all wheel throwing, they built up one of the longest established craft businesses in the Maritimes when they retired after 35 years in business.

Typically all work was signed by the two potters with Sandi using her first name and Katharine her last name and included PEI. As well a studio potters mark was used on the foot of the pot with a stylized mark for the initials of Stoneware Pottery.

1 comment:

Jake Platt said...

Hi. My family was in Prince Edward Island and saw pieces like this in a store. Do you have any idea what store we can buy this type of poetry in? If you can, please e-mail me at platt.jake@gmail.com. Thanks!!

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