Don Goddard has been a potter for more than forty-five years, working from his home studio in Lachine, Quebec. He studied at The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts School of Art and Design, later discovering his love for clay with Dean Mulavey at The Pottey in North Hatley, Quebec.
For many years Don specialized in stoneware and porcelain gas-reduction firing. Recently he has transitioned to using red or black earthenware fired in electric oxidation. Through skill and experimentation, he has managed to achieve some of the same qualities his work always embodied: loose control of clay, expressive shapes and textures, as well as complex, multiple fired surfaces.
His work simultaneously exudes the rich history of Japanese pottery techniques and Don’s own contemporary interpretations of it.
“Working with clay is like having a joyful dialogue with nature. I hope that my works speaks of vitality through surface, strength through form, and purpose through function.” – D.G.
Don Goddard’s work can be found in public and private collections and he is the recipient of the Prix 1001 Pots and the Gaetan Beaudin Award for excellence in a body of work.