Daphne was born and raised in Charlottetown, PEI to a family of entrepreneurs. Her father, Bob Large was station manager at CFCY radio while her mother, Betty Large, became the well-known “Storyteller” with the Sleepytown Express.
Daphne graduated from the Nova Scotia College of Art & Design(NSCAD) in 1973 with a degree in Fine Art & Education. She opened up Village Pottery and started producing and selling pottery during the summer months. Over the years, Daphne has taught several pottery courses on P.E.I and her work has been featured in a variety of exhibitions.
Daphne has been active in various arts organizations and served as Chair of the PEI Council of the Arts. In 2004 she received the Outstanding Retailer award from the Atlantic Canada Crafts Awards of Excellence.
Daphne is married to Ian Scott and together they have 3 children; Rob, Andrew and Suzanne. In her free-time, Daphne loves to travel and paint.
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Growing up in her mother’s pottery shop, Suzanne was always surrounded by the creative, entrepreneurial spirit. Suzanne was born and raised in Charlottetown, P.E.I. She completed the Travel & Tourism Management Diploma from Holland College in 2007 and went on to receive a Bachelor of Business Tourism from the IMC University of Applied Sciences in Krems, Austria in 2009. Over the past 10 years, Suzanne has worked in the tourism hospitality industry in France, Greece and the Cayman Islands.
From a young age she began playing in clay, which eventually led to her pottery jewellery line appropriately titled The Potter’s Daughter. This features unique handmade pottery necklaces, earrings and rings. Suzanne apprenticed with her mother Daphne for several years and is now a full-time potter producing pottery year-round. She became the owner of Village Pottery Inc. on July 1st, 2017.
Suzanne is also the digital marketing manager for Village Pottery and hosts training sessions with other small business owners on social media marketing and selling online. Suzanne is the Etsy Artisans of PEI Team Captain and Event Planner as well as the Past President of the PEI Crafts Council.
Crystal Stevens – Summerside, PE
Stevens is a maritime gal who holds a fondness in her heart for the coast, its geography and people. Born in Nova Scotia, she has always been fascinated with hand-thrown ceramic product and she developed a love for mud and clay after moving to Prince Edward Island several years ago. This came to her naturally as she has found much satisfaction by working with her hands throughout her life. She shares the common thread of clay with her father who manufactured, designed, and fired brick for commercial and residential constructions during his life.
A passionate island potter who is perpetually learning about the art and craft of throwing, firing and glazing. Her works are inspired by island living, culinary and caffeinated cravings and her three amazing kids! Ms Stevens is on the Board of the PEI Crafts Council and her works are available here at Village Pottery and through her website and online ETSY store
Island Potters Represented at Village Pottery
Nova Scotia Potter: Ostrea Lake Pottery
New Brunswick Pottery: Ginette Arsenault, nuceramics
Visual Artists Represented in our Art Gallery