When not doctoring, mothering, or volunteering, Megan Douglas enjoys creating with clay on the wheel at Mudstone Studios in Warren, RI. Since learning how to use the wheel with Rose Esson-Dawson over eight years ago, she has developed her skills and style, drawing on her previous interests in drawing, oil painting, photography, and knitting. Originally from Mill Valley, California, she loves being near the water in the East Bay after having lived in Washington, DC, Prague, Louisiana, and Central Massachusetts. She uses her time at the wheel and in the glaze room to balance out her busy life as a mother of three children, primary care doctor, advocate for children, and School Committee Member.
Patterns from nature, old architecture, and images from her local, national and international travels--most recently to the Sicily and Scotland--inspire Megan's work, which includes bowls, mugs, berry bowls, yarn bowls, salt rocks, butter bells, juicers, soap dishes, and more. She enjoys finding older kitchen objects, like the butter bells, salt rocks, and juicers, to recreate as functional art for modern living. Working in a community studio makes for an ever-changing glaze experience so every kiln-unloading is an exciting time full of sometimes spectacular surprises. Her pottery is entirely functional--safe for food, microwave, oven and dishwasher--and meant to be used and enjoyed in your and your family's daily life.