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Jack Doherty

Jack Doherty

Jack did a Foundation study at the Ulster College of Art and Design. Later, he achieved a degree in 3D Design Ceramics, from Ulster College of Art and Design. He worked at Kilkenny Design Workshops before setting up his studio in Herefordshire. In 1985, Jack was elected Fellow of the Craft Potters Association of Great Britain and was the Chairman of the Craft Potters Association from 1995 to 2000.

He was awarded twice Gold Medals International Ceramics: Faenza, Italy and Vallauris, France.

Jack was also, from 2008 to 2013, Lead Potter and Creative Director at the Leach Pottery, St Ives, Cornwall.

His work:

Jack makes functional porcelain, but not necessarily about utility and usefulness, which ranges in size from small delicate cups to large rugged vessels and wall pieces.

Work in public collections of:

  • Arts Council of Northern Ireland           Ulster Museum
  • Museum of Ceramics, Faenza                Cheltenham Museum
  • City Museum Stoke-on-Trent                 Liverpool Museum
  • Crafts Council of Ireland                        Princesshof Ceramics Museum, Holland

Major Exhibitions include:

  • Museum of Art and Craft, Hamburg                           Germany
  • “British Contemporary Crafts”, Houston                    Texas
  • Ulster Museum                                                           Belfast
  • Claudia Krempl Gallery                                              Germany
  • Peter Dingley Gallery                                                  Stratford-on-Avon
  • Design Centre and Bonhams                                     London
  • Victoria and Albert Museum                                       London
  • “Britain in Greece”                                                      Athens
  • Princesshof Museum, Leewarden                              Holland
  • Solo Exhibition – Contemporary Ceramics                 London
  • The City Museum                                                       Leicester