Born in Melbourne, Australia, David Scott lived most of his early life near Hobart, Tasmania. He studied ceramics in Hobart at the Institute of Technical and Further Education (TAFE) in Hobart and in 1995
Scott’s Pottery was launched
in Dodges Ferry, Tasmania.
Much of David’s work was sold through the galleries in Salamanca Place in Hobart. At that time, his pots were glazed terra cotta — big platters, big crocks, bowls in various sizes, mugs, jugs — all decorative and all functional.
In 2010 David moved to the UK, and subsequently to a small village near Limoges in the Limousin, France and Poterie St. Bonnet Briance was launched. The pots were slip-decorated and glazed earthenware, but similar in type to those David threw in Tasmania.
Although living in France was a fabulous experience, in 2012 David and his wife Jan Duffy moved to Bloomfield in beautiful Prince Edward County, Ontario and Pottery31 was established. David now produces beautiful hand-thrown, hand-decorated, glazed stoneware and he and Jan are happy to welcome you any time you would like to visit the pottery.
look for the grey house with the red roof
Most days through the spring, summer and fall you will find David and Jan working in the pottery adding to the Pottery31 collection
of unique and beautiful stoneware.
Jan Duffy was born in the UK,
but came to Canada as a teenager and spent most of her life in and around the Greater Toronto Area.
In 2005, looking for a radical lifestyle change she bought a rundown house in the Limousin in Central France and spent the next few years focused on renovations, satisfying her need to create a welcoming home in which to entertain visitors.
At the same time she continued her career as a computer industry analyst as well as spending many hours improving her French language skills.
In 2008 she and David married and then in 2012 they moved to Bloomfield in Prince Edward County – another opportunity to renovate and decorate a house that was in much need of TLC.