March in the Gift Shop

Gift Shop Artist of the Month

Doug Sims

Doug is a retired borough planner whose work strives to achieve an artistic appeal without losing functionality.

20190705_114509His interest in clay began at an early age with hand building while living overseas.  Interest began anew while in college with wheel thrown work and work study jobs in the ceramic studios.  He is largely self taught attending multiple John C. Campbell Folk School work shops in North Carolina.

Carving and altering wheel thrown pieces is a recent technique influenced by recent workshop instruction and other well known potters.
He is active in the community with donations of finished work and studio time to various local nonprofit organizations.

He continues to improve and challenge himself with new forms and techniques.   His work is available at The Venue coffee shop and at the Tanana Valley Farmers Market during the summer.


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Fairbanks Arts programs are made possible by individual and corporate contributions, the City of Fairbanks Hotel/Motel Bed Tax, Fairbanks North Star Borough, Alaska State Council on the Arts, and Fountainhead Development, Inc.