Doug Fitch is an internationally renowned potter. Inspired as a child through finding sherds of Medieval Pottery in local fields, Doug's forms, principally large jugs, jars and vessels, draw influence from this and the subsequent tradition of slip decorated country pottery that was prevalent here until the early twentieth century.
Doug works in red earthenware clay, the pots decorated then decorated with applique 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. For over 20 years, Doug (b.1964) lived and worked in the Devon countryside. He has now moved to Galloway in Scotland and lives and works with his potter wife and business partner, Hannah McAndrew who is equally as interested in the traditions of English Country Pottery from Medieval times to the twentieth century.
The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, UK
Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery, Plymouth, UK
Centre of Ceramic Art, York, UK
Shipley Museum & Art Gallery, Middlesborough, UK
Ceramic Museum of Mun-Gyeong, South Korea