About Island Stoneware

About Us

Island Stoneware pottery is made by Perry Niessen Studios Inc., owned and operated by Randy Perry and Jamie Niessen, two business professionals with a shared passion for arts and craft. We are aspiring potters at this point, and the remarkable handcrafting of all the Island Stoneware pottery is done by our team of talented artisans. We started in 2008 as Right Off the Batt pottery and changed our name to Island Stoneware. We recently re-located our studio to Summerside from Borden-Carleton.

Our mission is to create beautifully designed, handcrafted pottery and consistently deliver it to our retailers, so their shelves are always full of Island Stoneware. Empty shelves equal lost sales opportunities and want to make sure our customers have the greatest chance of success.

We are also committed to the following principles:

Inspired Design

The heart of our studio is the design of our products. As proud Islanders, our collections draw inspiration from the landscape and heritage of our home. From the red sandstone cliffs and rolling pastures to the breaking waves of blue, our natural environment is a never-ending source of wonder. Our cultural influences show up, too. You’ll see it in our collections inspired by the Island’s Celtic heritage and our role as the birthplace of Confederation.

Handmade with Purpose and Passion

Every single item is remarkably crafted by hand. Not a single piece of Island Stoneware is machine made. Each piece is touched by a human hand, skillfully crafted with purpose and passion.

Island Stoneware is a company committed to a small carbon footprint.

Island Stoneware goes through tonnes of clay per year, and since every piece is handcrafted, there is waste. However, 100% of pre-fired clay waste resulting from production is recycled for reuse. Prince Edward Island generates 50% of our power requirements from wind and all Island Stoneware kilns are powered by electricity.