Many people find Prince Edward Island to be a potter's island and like Saltspring Island or Seagrove in North Carolina - PEI has plenty of potters in a small area. Often there are connections between potters and the shops where they apprenticed. We are pleased to explore the roots of Island pottery and share this with you.
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Pottery Marks of Prince Edward Island - Island Stoneware - Cindy & Darryl Lentz
The potters of Island Stoneware, include owners Cindy and Darryl Lentz located in Borden-Carleton PEI. Right Off The Batt Pottery was the original name of the operation when it was located in Kinkora, but with an expansion and relocation to a new facility, a rename took place in 2014 as well. All work produced is signed with one studio mark. They explain the derivation of their mark on their website,
Our mark is a representation of the Chinese symbol meaning “together” or “shoulder to shoulder”. We’ve combined it with our last name to express how we work together as one. Every piece of our pottery has been created, in some way or another, by both our hands so a small portion of both of us goes into our pots and eventually into your home.
The website of Island Stoneware includes photographs of their work.
In 2012 a profile was written on Cindy and Darryl with pictures and video of their pottery and studio.
In 2016 Cindy and Darryl sold Island Stoneware to Chris Palmer a Summerside entrepreneur who operates the manufacturing facility with the help of staff.