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A Place in the World

A Place in the World

2012 Solo Exhibition of Ceramic vessels by Jack Doherty curated by Sarah Frangleton

Jack Doherty presents a new body of ceramic interventions inspired and made in response to the place where the artist lives and works. The exhibition at Garden House explores ideas around home and function but not necessarily utility. The site-sensitive ceramic vessels and installations have been made in direct response to a home environment actively engaging in the architectural spaces where the work is to be encountered. No longer purely utilitarian, these abstract vessels do not conform to conventional use.

The interaction with the physical spaces in the building record, inform and transform the work whilst reflecting a wider abstract understanding of function and use in daily living.

Looking for a place to begin, I wrote a note in a sketchbook. It was an instruction which simply said ‘Just make the pots that you want to make’
In the end, it comes back to basics and what I feel are the essential things about my work. Primarily I know it is to do with function although not necessarily about utility and usefulness. Secondly I question its place in the world.
— Jack Doherty
Challenging the rules of refinement and containment through the fluidity and energy of his work. His soda-fired vessels are embedded with ancient stories and contemporary narratives. They create an intervention with domestic space and daily life. No longer purely utilitarian, these abstract vessels do not conform to conventional use. Doherty questions the vernacular of domesticity and functionality.
— A Place in the World curated by Sarah Frangleton
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Living Space

Living Space