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.

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