Jack Doherty - Stone on a Stone

Stone on a Stone

Materials: Porcelain, Copper
Dimensions: 34cm high
Year Made: 2018
Photographer: Roland Paschhoff

Jack Doherty - Guardian Vessel

Guardian vessel

Materials: Porcelain, Clay Copper
Year Made: 2018
Dimensions: 43 cm high
Photographer: Roland Paschhoff

Jack Doherty I75B3218

Smokey Grey and Russet Guardian Vessel

Porcelain, copper, sodium bicarbonate, 33 x 29cm
Photographer: Peter Rowen

Jack Doherty I75B3269

Smokey Grey and Russet Guardian Vessel

Porcelain, copper, sodium bicarbonate, 33 x 29cm
Photographer: Peter Rowen

5R9A7111

Duo

Porcelain, tallest 48cm
Photographer: Peter Rowen

5R9A7090

Duo (detail)

Porcelain, tallest 48cm
Photographer: Peter Rowen

5R9A7129

Ovoid

Porcelain, 20 x 40cm
Photographer: Peter Rowen

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Cylindrical Bowl 1

Porcelain, 47 x 20cm
Photographer: Rory Moore

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Cylindrical Bowl 2

Porcelain, 47 x 20cm
Photographer: Rory Moore

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Round Pod

Porcelain, 47 x 30cm
Photographer: Rory Moore

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Round Pod (detail)

Porcelain, 47 x 30cm
Photographer: Rory Moore

ceramics/ceirmeacht

Jack Doherty

Selected for PORTFOLIO: Critical Selection 2019-2020

Jack Doherty’s work references anonymous pots from prehistory. Since the beginning of civilisation, mankind has created clay vessels for practical application. As the mechanisms of our society have evolved, we no longer need pots out of necessity and survival. Doherty envisages a community of objects embedded with ancient stories and contemporary narratives.  Re-invented as a contemporary art form, these survivor vessels inhabit spaces defined by light, shadow and darkness, with qualities that are not offered by either painting or abstract sculpture.  

Doherty has steadily refined his technical process using only one clay, one colouring mineral and a single firing. This has given him the opportunity to engage closely and physically with the making, and particularly with the soda firing. These elemental ceramic forms are layered with aesthetic, visceral and spiritual meaning.  

Doherty studied ceramics at the Ulster College of Art and Design before working as a potter at Kilkenny Design Workshops. He started his first studio in Armagh, subsequently moving to live and work in Herefordshire, UK. From 2008-2012 he was the first Lead Potter and Creative Director at the refurbished Leach Pottery in St. Ives. He now works independently from his studio in Mousehole, Cornwall. 

Collections

Castle Museum, Nottingham, UK
Ceramics Museum, Faenza, Italy
Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum, UK
Irish Contemporary Ceramic Collection, Hunt Museum, Limerick
Museum of Liverpool, UK
National Museum of Ireland, Dublin
Princeshof Ceramics Museum, The Netherlands
The Ceramics Museum, Mashiko, Japan
The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery, Stroke–on–Trent, UK
Ulster Museum, Belfast
Numerous private collections nationally and internationally

Selected Awards

2016  
Janet Mansfield Memorial Award

 

Selected Exhibitions

Solo Exhibitions

2018
Grounding, New Craftsman Gallery, St Ives, UK 
Grounding vessels from the land the sea and the sky, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan 
Vessels from Grass Mountain, URS 27M Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan 
2017  
Living Space, Beaux Arts Bath 
Solo exhibition, Mashiko Museum of Ceramic Art, Japan 
Living Space, Contemporary Ceramics Centre, London, UK 
New work, Biotop Gallery, Tokyo & Osaka, Japan
2016 
Waypoint, Market Place Gallery, Armagh
Living Space, Gallery St. Ives, Tokyo, Japan
Waypoint, The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland
2015
Waypoint, New Craftsman Gallery, St Ives, UK
Beaux Arts Gallery, Bath, UK
2014    
Harbouring; Newlyn Art Gallery, Cornwall, UK; Brook St Gallery, Hay-on-Wye, Herefordshire, UK
2012    
A Place in the World, Garden House, Cornwall, UK
New Craftsman, St. Ives, Cornwall, UK
2010        
Pure Simplicity, National University, Taipei, Taiwan
Ormeau Baths Gallery, Belfast
2009   
Jack Doherty, National Craft Gallery, Kilkenny

Group Exhibitions

2019
Surface Matters, Dublin Castle; Artesania Catalunya CCAM, Barcelona, Spain and National Design & Craft Gallery, Kilkenny 
2018
Modern Masters, Munich, Germany                                                                                                                             International Chawan, Stratford Gallery, Stratford upon Avon, UK 
2004–2018
Ceramic Art London, London, UK 
2017
Narratives in Making, National Craft Gallery, Kilkenny
2016
Made, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Bretton Hall, Yorkshire, UK
Transformed In Fire, Gallerytop, Derbyshire, UK
O, Tent London, Old Truman Brewery, London, UK
2015
Side by Side, National Craft Gallery, Kilkenny; Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris
Vessels: The Spirit of Modern British Ceramics, Mashiko Museum of Ceramic Art, Japan
PORTFOLIO @ Solomon: Ceramics, Solomon Fine Art, Dublin
The Irish Connection, The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland
2014
Into The Field, The Model, Contemporary Arts Centre, Sligo
Weathering, TENT London, UK; Ullens Contemporary Art Centre, Bejing, China
Centred, Farmleigh Gallery, Dublin
Interplay, SO Fine Art Editions, Dublin
Ceramic Art London, International Fair for Contemporary Ceramics, Royal College of Art, London, UK
PORTFOLIO, RHA Gallery, Dublin
2013  
Moon Jar: Contemporary Translations, Korean Cultural Centre, London, UK
Ceramics Now, New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham, UK
COLLECT, National Craft Gallery, Kilkenny; Saatchi Galleries London, UK
Future Beauty?, National Craft Gallery, Kilkenny; Farmleigh Gallery, Dublin
ICON, Brown Thomas, Dublin
2012
The Ethics of Objects, Kinsale Arts Festival, Co. Cork
Vessels, Cill Rialaig Arts Centre, Co. Kerry
PORTFOLIO, National Craft Gallery, Kilkenny; Farmleigh Gallery, Dublin RHA Gallery, Dublin
Ceramic Art London, Royal College of Art, London, UK
Jack Doherty & Tomoo Hamada, Gallery St. Ives, Tokyo, Japan
2011
Talking in Clay, Courtyard Arts Centre, Hereford, UK
Art Fair Tokyo, Japan
transFORM, Farmleigh Gallery, Dublin; Millennium Court Arts Centre, Co. Armagh
PORTFOLIO, National Craft Gallery, Kilkenny
A Place in the World, Newlyn Art Gallery, Cornwall, UK
Through Fifty, C.C.C, London, UK
2010 
Tea Ceremony Pots, Mitzukoshi Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
European Ceramics Context, Denmark

 

Contact Details:

Jack Doherty
Garden House
The Parade
Mousehole, Cornwall
TR19 6PP

T. +44 (0)17 3673 1303
E. jack@dohertyporcelain.com
www.dohertyporcelain.com