Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Ramsay Pottery, Summerside, PEI

Charlotte Ramsay operated Ramsay Pottery in Summerside, PEI during the early 1970's. She also operated an antique shop along with her husband Lorne. Her pottery, made of red clay, used underglaze techniques where oxides were used for decorative purposes with a clear glaze over the top to produce a shiny red clay surface and black figures and illustrations showing through the glaze. The location of  Ramsay Pottery and antique business was the historic MacLennan-Hunt house.

The work was signed with the Ramsay Pottery mark on the bottom along with the location Summerside P.E.I. - on some pieces the year is also included. Charlotte was also a weaver and studied at Holland College School of Visual Arts.

Charlotte M. Ramsay died in 2010 at the age of 89, according to her obituary.

Research is ongoing on this work and any assistance is appreciated.

Courtesy of Blue House Antiques & Collectibles, 22 Brackley Point Road, Charlottetown - 2016

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