Suzanne Scott takes over Village Pottery from her folks
PEI’s longest running pottery shop has a new owner. After apprenticing with her mother Daphne for the last 6 years, “The Potter's Daughter” Suzanne Scott has officially taken the reins at her family business, Village Pottery which has been run by her parents Daphne and Ian Scott for the last 44 years on the north shore in New London.
Village Pottery opened its doors in 1973 after Daphne graduated from the Nova Scotia College of Craft & Design. The building was originally on the corner of Routes 6 and 20 and had been a general store for many years. In 1995, Daphne and Ian decided to move the building one mile down Route 6 to have a larger studio and parking lot. The business has grown each year since with regular customers returning each year to add to their collection of pottery.
Over the last 6 years, Suzanne has worked on creating an online presence for Village Pottery to include an Etsy shop along with social media. There are now over 20,000 people following them online and the number continues to grow each day. She also makes pottery and jewellery including a lace design that was created with a piece of her grandmother’s lace.
Village Pottery is open daily on Route 6 in New London until Thanksgiving weekend.