Island Stoneware, Summerside
Island Stoneware manufactures and wholesales handmade pottery across the country and into the United States. After living in many other locations and settling on PEI, opening a business seemed to be the next best step.
“After much research on what type of business to open, we settled on handmade pottery” says Jamie Niessen. People in my family worked with pottery, but it certainly was not part of my skill set. However, I have a passion for the product.
“With self-employment, no one is directing you. You will have down days, and that is OK. Every day I try to make the best work environment for my team as possible. I have been a boss and in middle management jobs. Being an entrepreneur gives me the control that I never had before, but it also comes with new responsibilities. So far, it has been very rewarding.”
For more information about Island Stoneware, visit www.islandstoneware.ca.