Rosalie Goodman Namer (1925-2006) was a Montreal artist and potter.  A close colleague of Gaétan Beaudin, she produced hundreds of thousands of pots from her studio on the West Island of Montreal through the 1960s and 1970s, teaching at McGill University’s MacDonald College, and mentoring hundreds of student potters. Namer was an expert in experimental glaze chemistry, reproducing many Japanese glaze colours using minerals sourced from across Canada. She was instrumental in research into lead poisoning, contributing to “Earthenware Containers as a Source of Fatal Lead Poisoning,” a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine in 1970. Her work was exhibited and sold across Canada, the United States, Switzerland, and Japan, and is held in the permanent collections of the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec and the Gardiner Museum.