Deborah Goudreau

Artist Statement:

Deborah Goudreau is a potter and explorer in clay, living in Hinesburg, Vermont. She enjoys making pottery that is functional, feels good in your hands and is appealing to the eye. Some of her work has been described as rather fanciful. Her sculptural works range from one-of-a-kind to theme-based series. Deborah also likes to paint. Floorcloths, used as rugs, offer an opportunity to paint a myriad of designs on a usable surface. Deborah attended Sheridan School of Design in Mississauga, Ontario and Alfred University in Alfred, New York where she received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. An avid gardener, Deborah is working on a number of flower beds, berry bushes and vegetable garden. Her family has enjoyed the bounty of fresh, organic produce. Thus, her interest in vases, planters and such. Deborah has also created a sculptural series that addresses social justice issue. It is s entitled the ‘Separation Series’ with themes entailing the impact of having one’s child abducted and the effects of that loss. It is a timely theme – germane not only from an historical perspective but to current practices.


Featured Work

Deborah Goudreau

Starry Night in Vermont


Deborah Goudreau

“Lips” Planter Bowl


Deborah Goudreau

Sea Vase #1


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Sea Vase #2


Deborah Goudreau

Sea vase #3


Deborah Goudreau

Sea Vase #4



BFA Alfred University, 1973 

Opened ceramic studio in Hinesburg, VT, 2016 

Art Teacher & Art Dept Head: ECS, Montreal, Quebec, 1982-2000 

Pottery Teacher and Manager: Moulin des arts, St-Etienne, Quebec, Canada, 1976-1978 

Pottery Teacher: Quebec City, Quebec, Canada, L’atelier de ceramique Julien, CEGEP Cap Rouge, 1973-1976 

Publications: Daniel Rhodes, published article in Ceramics Monthly, 1986 

Grant recipient: Ministere des affaires culturelles for development of body of ceramic work and glazes, Quebec, 1976 


“Emotions 2021” Gallerium Art 

Diversia: Human Rights (

Peace & Justice Center, Burlington VT, 2021 

Galerie de l’atelier de ceramique Julien, Quebec City QC, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976