Douglas E. Wilson has been a metalsmith since 1973, operating his forge on Little Deer Isle, Maine, since 1981. He produces primarily commissioned work, functional, architectural and sculptural; contemporary designs deeply rooted in traditional process and joinery. Doug has demonstrated and taught basic through advanced forging, drawing and design workshops, and how to make proposals to clients and client relations for more than 30 years throughout the U.S. and Canada. He has been a featured artist at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts in Maine; Penland School of Crafts in North Carolina; Peters Valley, New Jersey; Campbell Folk School in North Carolina; numerous ABANA chapter events and national conferences. Doug’s work is included in numerous national exhibitions and publications including The Contemporary Blacksmith, Fireplace Accessories, Anvil’s Ring, and Metalsmith Magazine. Recent exhibitions include “Iron: Forged, Tempered, & Quenched” at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft; and “Iron 2010” at the National Ornamental Metals Museum in Memphis, Tennessee.