Forty years’ worth of creating pottery started when Doug Dacey was studying Marine Biology in college. His girlfriend at the time was taking a pottery course and, while hanging out with her one day, he threw his first pot. Soon afterward, he changed his major. Shortly after graduate school, Doug bought 10 acres in Columbus at auction, and there he established his studio and has been producing functional and decorative pottery ever since. His designs are inspired by textures, lines, and colors occurring in nature. Through the years, his forms have evolved from small bowls into large free-formed bowls, much larger vases, wall pieces, platters, and lidded vessels that he creates now.
Visitors to Dacey Porcelains can see a working studio with a wide range of equipment for multiple methods of production. Doug mixes his own clay, fires in a moderate reduction atmosphere, and favors glazes that stand out by their color or texture. Above the studio is a showroom with pots in many sizes and styles. After all his years of working in clay, Doug still gets excited about the pieces he’s working on and always looks forward to opening the next kiln.
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