Doug works in red earthenware clay, the pots decorated, with appliqué decoration or sgrafitto, using a basic palette of traditional slips, made from natural raw materials.  Doug's pots are thrown on the wheel and then fired either in a small electric kiln or on several special occasions during the year, in a kiln fuelled with wood.

Doug’s is highly regarded amongst his contemporary studio ceramicist peers, has his work in public and private collections and is often invited to give lectures and workshops internationally.