Jack Doherty

Jack Doherty

Jack Doherty’s work explores vessel forms and the ancient layers of cultural resonance embedded within archetypal forms. Made from porcelain, the forms are thrown then carved and shaped reflecting the fluidity of the material and physicality of making. The elemental colour and surface texture are created by the fusion of fire and soda in the intense heat of the kiln, leaving behind a subtle palette of smoky grey, lemon, russet and turquoise. On many levels, the pots he makes are figurative pieces; each has its own unique character, particular emotional range and response.

Jack Doherty was born in Co. Derry and studied Ceramics at the Ulster College of Art and Design, Belfast. On graduating he worked at Kilkenny Design Workshops, Ireland before establishing his studio first in Co. Armagh and then in Herefordshire. He is a fellow of the Craft Potters Association and is currently Chair of the organising committee of Ceramic Art London. As a former Chair of the CPA he has been at the forefront of promoting contemporary studio ceramics and is currently consulting editor of Ceramic Review magazine. From 2008 – 2013 Doherty was Lead Potter and Creative Director at the Leach Pottery in St. Ives, Cornwall where he established the production studio.

He currently works independently from his studio in Mousehole, Cornwall.

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