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Douglas Baldwin, MICA ceramics professor, dies

Douglas Baldwin, MICA ceramics professor, dies

Douglas Kent Baldwin, the retired ceramics chair at the Maryland Institute College of Art, died of heart disease Dec. 10 at Riverside Rehabilitation in Missoula, Mont. The former Bolton Hill resident was 79.

“In the era when ceramics teaching was mostly about basic techniques, Doug had his kids throwing clay,” said MICA’s former president, Fred Lazarus. “Whatever he did, it was somehow connected with his funny, wry sense of humor.”

Born in Bottineau, N.D., he was the son of Don Baldwin, a forester, and his wife, Sylvia. He moved with his family to Montana and graduated from Missoula County High School. He earned a bachelor’s degree at the University of Montana. He initially...