Donn Zver was born in Millgrove Ontario in 1948, and in 1967 enrolled in the Sheridan College School of Design where he studied the Art of Pottery.
In 1971, he went on to further his studies at the world-famous Penland School of Craft in Penland, North Carolina where he soon become the first Canadian Potter to teach at the prestigious school.
Donn has lectured across Canada, including the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (NSCAD), Holland College in PEI, Fleming College: Haliburton School of Art and Design in Ontario, Mohawk College Saltfleet Campus where he established the Pottery Studio (1971), Dundas Valley School of Art where he built the first Gas Fired Kiln at the School, Canadore College in North Bay, ON and at Sheridan College School of Design.
In 1972, Donn opened the studio in Troy, Ontario, crafting a distinctive line of functional stoneware pottery. His work is included in many public and private collections.
These include the Dofasco Collection of Ontario Pottery, the Ontario Potters Collection, the Massey Foundation Collection of Canadian Crafts, Ottawa, the University of Alberta Collection and the Glenbow Gallery Permanent Collection.
Donn's Pottery pieces have also been included in the Canadian Museum of History in Gatineau, QC (Ottawa, ON)
Donn's work has been exhibited in Canada, the United States, and Europe.