Douglas Enz

What got you interested in clay?

I don’t really remember why I became interested in working with clay.  But, the idea of taking a lump of dirt and turning it into a colorful object which other people like is very appealing.

How long have you been working in clay?

After I retired, I started taking a hand building class offered by Grossmont Adult School, this was about nine years ago.  Around three years later I was able to take lessons here at Get Centered Clay and I have been ever since.

Who and what are your biggest influences?

The works of others, it could be people from the studio, the works of people I see when I am out and about or people on-line.

What's your favorite piece of artwork that you've created?

I don’t have a favorite piece, I like it when a piece turns out the way I planned and then someone takes and enjoys it.

What is your most important artist tool?

My most important tool is my little throwing stick. I bought my first one from a potter on YouTube.  Since I use it in so many ways I wore that one out, so I have made several copies.

Describe your idea of artistic success?

Since I mainly make functional ware, I want my pieces to be used by my audience while adding a little bit of color to their kitchen or table.

Anything else you’d like to share?


Doug and Selected Works

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