Doug Wilson received his BFA from Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI., in 1973. A metalsmith since 1973, and operating his studio on Little Deer Isle since 1981, his work has been included in numerous private collections, national exhibitions and publications. He has been a demonstrator at several national and international blacksmithing conferences including six National Conferences for the Artist Blacksmith’s Association of North America (ABANA). He was previously an instructor at the Madison Area Technical College in Madison, WI; the founder of and instructor for the Colby College Blacksmithing Jan Plan Program in Waterville, ME, and continues to teach at craft schools including Haystack Mountain School of Crafts in Deer Isle, ME. and the Penland School of Crafts in Penland NC.