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Black bowl


Made by Jack Doherty

Black bowl by Jack Doherty in soda-fired porcelain.

Approximate size: H14 x 20 cm

Please note, due to the unique soda-firing process, the finish of these pieces will vary:  contact the gallery if you would like more photos of the current selection.

“I make soda-fired porcelain forms that contain the qualities of art and utensils. Archetypal forms are touchstones in my practice: vessels made for a contemporary context can be solitary and contemplative or ceremonial, for every day or a special occasion. I question the functional nature of objects” – Jack Doherty

About the maker:

Jack Doherty was born in Co.Derry/ Londonderry, he studied at the Ulster College of Art and Design wanting to a painter , but after a visit to Lucie Rie’s studio, he decided to make pots for a living. On graduating he worked in Kilkenny Design Workshop before establishing his first studio in Co Armagh and then relocated to Herefordshire. From 2008 to 2013 Jack was the first Lead Potter and Creative Director at the refurbished Leach Pottery in St Ives, Cornwall where he established the production studio and designed a contemporary domestic range of soda-fired tableware.

Designing and making have shaped his life.  As a potter and ceramic artist he has gained international reputation exhibiting extensively in the uk and abroad. Jack works with one clay body, one mineral and one single firing technique.  Through this singleness of process he is able to obtain a complex, multi layering of surface texture and colour, whilst remaining true to the form.  His ceramic vessels are represented in many public collections including the Irish Contemporary Ceramics collection at the Hunt Museum, Limerick, the National Museum of Ireland and the Ulster Museum.  He currently works independently from his home studio in Cornwall and is resident potter at the Newlyn School of Art where he fires his gas Kiln.



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