View Image Gallery Joan Doherty(Full member)Tel: +44 (0)1989 750644 Email: Web: www.clayhillpotters.co.uk
Joan Doherty's animal forms have their origin in the work of the
unnamed Staffordshire potters who produced models of domestic animals,
often cats and dogs, of great simplicity and charm.
Soda-vapour fired stoneware animal forms.
Propane catenary arch soda kiln; fired to cone 10.
Born in Belfast in 1949, I worked at Kilkenny Design Workshops after Art College in Belfast. More recently in Herefordshire with Jack (Doherty) where we have a studio pottery in a converted cider barn overlooking the beautiful countryside between the river Wye and the Forest of Dean. In 2005 I moved to Wales. I use porcelain and stoneware clays, often stained and textured, to make hand built and modelled sculptural pieces. The animal forms are high fired in a soda vapour kiln to produce lustre and "orangepeel" glazes, matt and shiny surfaces.
Training and Experience
1974 - Gold Medal International Ceramics Exhibition, Faenza Italy.
1973 - "The Craftsmans Art" in the Victoria and Albert Museum.
Arts Council of Northern Ireland
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Contact DetailsStudio Address: Hooks Cottage, Lea Bailey, Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire, UK, HR9 5TY.
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Telephone: +44 (0)1989 750644
Last Updated: 2008-09-24