Our lives and homes are full of things which we need – items that serve a purpose. I have always felt that they have the capacity to give pleasure and create joy while doing their job. For this reason I am happy to spend my days as a functional potter, trying to create pots that work beautifully while improving the household landscape.
Deborah Doran Resume 2012
1972-1973 Studio Apprenticeship with local potter, Helen Brink
1974 Full time studio potter, Dundas On. Founding member of The Dundas Craftsman, first cooperative craft store in Dundas
1974-1976 Glaze Theory and advanced Studio Courses with instructors such as Donn Zver, Dundas Valley School of Art.
1977-1978 Humanities, McMaster University
1978-1980 BA English and Drama, Brock University
1980-1986 Full- time Studio Potter, St. Catherine’s, Beamsville, Dundas On.
1986 – present Full time professional Potter Dundas Ont. Active studio in town plus many established art and craft shows mostly in S Ont. ( i.e. One of a Kind, Coburg, Kempenfest, London Home County, Goderich Arts and Crafts Festival, Windsor etc.)
1998-2012 Founding member and organizer of the Dundas Studio Tour
2001-2002 V.P. Potters’ Guild of Hamilton and Region
2003-2004 President, Potters’ Guild of Hamilton and Region
2005-2006 Past- President, Potters’ Guild of Hamilton and Region
2009-2011 Chair, Dundas Studio Tour
Currently still working full time in a beautiful renovated glove factory in the historic area of downtown Dundas.