Before pottery filled the shelves, this beautiful heritage building was used for many purposes. Built in 1855 as the first Presbyterian manse in New London, the building was moved down the road in 1905. Over the course of 65 years, the building served as a:
- Carpentry shop
- General store
- Post office
- Gas station
- Auto body shop
- Election campaign headquarters
In 1973, Daphne Large moved in and started producing pottery. The building was moved for the second time in 1994 and now has been known as Village Pottery for the last 44 years.
In 2017, Daphne's daughter Suzanne bought the family business and will continue to produce pots at the same location for many years to come.
To see more photos on the history of Village Pottery click here.
We hope you can visit us in New London!