Doug has been a professional artist for the past 35 years, selling his work at art fairs and galleries throughout the United States and Canada. He has a BFA in sculpture from Michigan State University and an MFA in ceramics, also from MSU. He uses his clay and the Raku firing process to create totems and human figures that range in size from a face for a necklace to a larger-than-life, wall-mounted “New Mother Nature” figure. His work has appeared in American Craft Magazine, Ceramics Monthly and Art News as well as local and regional publications. His clay sculptures and murals are in many permanent collections. He has also completed two major transit authority commissions — an 8’ x 40’ horizontal ceramic mural and a 6’ x 16’ vertical ceramic mural, both Raku-fired and both in Michigan. He is an experienced and adventurous clay artist willing to share his love of the materials and tricks of the trade with the beginner or advanced clay student. He also enjoys learning from his students.