Donn Zver bought property in 1980 on highway 5 in the Village of Troy. He restored the 1935 garage on the property and opened his Pottery Studio and Gallery in 1982 and now Donn greets more than 25,000 people a year at his studio.
The studio continued to grow and develop, but for Donn this was not enough, he still believed that his business skills could be challenged.
So in 1996 he built Cafe Troy. The Cafe and Pottery went hand in hand as Donn used his pottery in the Cafe which was a great benefit to the businesses.
The Cafe helped to drive the Pottery Business and the Restaurant developed a reputation of quality local food, which included being awarded Restaurant of the Year for the city of Hamilton.
Donn calls his pottery evolutionary and "the business end of things comes naturally if you are in touch with the customers." says Donn, who greets longtime customers with a hug.
Why not stop by today and see for yourself why Donn has become one of this area's best known artists and his studio has become a destination in itself.