Doug Alexander

Doug Alexander (1945-1981) studied at the Ballarat School of Mines, then worked for a period at Bendigo Pottery before going to New Zealand in 1968 and setting up the Red Barn Pottery at Kerikeri in the Bay of Islands. Returning to Australia in 1970, he established a new studio at Springmount Pottery in Creswick, not far from Ballarat. Always interested in setting up a St Ives style workshop, he took in Graeme Wilkie as his first full-time student in 1971. In 1976, he left Creswick to become the first resident potter at the Cuppacumbalong Craft Centre, Tharwa, ACT, converting an old barn into a pottery with the help of his first ACT trainee, Ian Jones. By 1978 he had five trainees and a functional line of sixty-five items. At the height of his career, he died unexpectedly in 1981.

Production work made at Springmount is marked with an impressed 'SP'. Alexander marked his own early work with an impressed 'A' or 'X' or painted 'Alex'. The mark recorded in the 1977 directory is an impressed four-petal flower but he also used the impressed 'X' after his move to the ACT and before adopting the impressed moebius strip recorded in the 1981 directory. Cuppacumbalong Pottery work made under Alexander's direction is marked with an impressed 'C' in a hexagon.

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