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Jack Doherty

Jack Doherty teabowl Hugh West lidded jar Winchcombe Pottery tankard

National Craft Gallery, Kilkenny - Autumn 2009

View across the exhibition
View across the exhibition

Jack Doherty ex-chairman of the CPA, runs the Leach Pottery down in St. Ives. Jack's roots are over in Ireland and this major solo exhibition at the National Craft Gallery of Ireland in Kilkenny brings him back to where he started potting in the 1970s.

The exhibition shows a wide range of vessels in both soda fired porcelain and stoneware. Large numbers of drinking vessels are displayed in groups with dramatic effect and larger individual pieces which are both useful and decorative complete the exhibition. Included are a number of lidded pots which Jack calls his pots for secrets.