Jack Doherty Moon Keeper 4
Maker: Jack Doherty
Handmade in England
Dimensions: H 10cm x Ø 11cm
Method: Wheel-thrown; soda-fired
Care: Water-tight, high-fired porcelain. Gently hand wash.
The traditional moon jar 달항아리 (dalhang-ali) is recognised for its elegant form and colour echoing that of the moon, often appearing as if levitating with their seemingly illogically weighted structure and base and rim measuring equal in height. Doherty reinterprets the iconic form in his Keeper vessels. Romantic in their conceptualisation, with their tiny ‘almost totally impractical’ lids, the Keepers are for him transporters and retainers of secrets and messages - “it’s an idea, a thought, a concept - it's something we want to keep secure, putting something away and sealing it safe”.
About the Artist