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.

Marilyn MacLean - P.E.I. Potters Cove

Marilyn is a student of Ron Arvidson who attended Holland College School of Visual Arts pottery program in 1982 and followed Ron to the P.E....