Dimensions: H 19cm x Ø 19cm
Method: Wheel-thrown; soda-fired
Care: Water-tight, high-fired porcelain. Gently hand wash.
This piece, aptly named the Landscape Vessel, is masterfully turned to form a silhouette which is reminiscent of undulating land. Emphasising this further is its surface, adorned with an intricate lichen-like patterning in ochres, browns and blues that poetically recalls the colours of the sky, sea and earth. The body of the vessel is marked with both a softly dimpled imprint of the artist’s hand and delicately carved splices that appear like gills upon the vessel’s surface.
About the Artist
Jack Doherty is a ceramic artist based in Cornwall. Using one clay body, one colouring mineral and one single firing technique, Doherty’s singleness of process and practice of utmost refinement has granted him a way of making that allows him to speak of the stories that are important to him. Doherty’s fascination with prehistoric ceramics is revealed through the form of the vessels themselves, whose archetypal shapes have their roots in a universal history.