David Gould is a 1988 graduate of Northwestern University with a B.S.S. in Speech and an area of concentration in Art.  David is the co-owner/director of Good Earth Pottery and Garden in Chapel Hill, NC with his wife, Suzanne Thompson Gould.  He enjoyed making pottery as a child, collecting “Indian Clay” from down the creek behind his parent’s house in Cincinnati, Ohio.  His official time started with a classical apprenticeship in Sweden in 1979. After that beginning, he worked in Norway, Crete, Washington, D.C., Chicago, Seagroves, and finally, Calvander, in Orange County, N.C.

Face Jug Residency Fees


First day to consult with you and your students, help them in planning their designs, and begin throwing….$200.00 (approximately 30 students)


Each additional day @ 30 Students’ jugs thrown, $200.00.

Text Box: David Gould, resident potter,  for making face jugs with your students can be reached at:
1515 Twisted Oak Drive, 
Chapel Hill, NC  27516
(919)918-3848 (Studio number)

                 David has been making pottery/ceramics for over 25 years now, and teaching for over 15 years.  David taught classes  for Northwestern University at the Crafts Center, Duke (Classical Studies Workshop), UNC-CH (in Speech) and the Carrboro Arts Center.

                                  He also enjoyed teaching children’s ESL classes in Sweden and Crete.  David taught second graders as Helen Maxwell’s assistant for two years at Carrboro Elementary and fourth graders as Meg Millard’s assistant at Frank Porter Graham.

                 For the last eight years David has enjoyed teaching over a thousand children through classes at the Arts Center, CHCCS Middle School Face Jug Workshops with Hollie Novak and Missy Valentine, at the Arts Center under a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, and  at his own studio, Good Earth Pottery and Garden in Chapel Hill, N.C.

David and Suzanne Gould, with their dog, Jimmy and some of their pottery at Good Earth Pottery and Garden

Face Jug Residencies in Schools with Artist David Gould

Face Jug residencies with David Gould have become a favorite for students in the Chapel Hill-Carrboro School System.  Each student learns the history and significance of this art form in NC ceramic history.  These residencies allow art students to work with David Gould in designing their pot for creating face jugs. Then once David throws the form the student has designed, students add sculpture and fired “teeth”,  bringing their plan to reality. These workshops give students an opportunity to learn the way a potter works, how minor changes in form can make a big difference in the final face, and understand that working collaboratively can be a very positive experience.