Waypoint; vessels by Jack Doherty
Waypoint was the title for a solo exhibition of soda-fired porcelain vessels by Irish potter, Jack Doherty. The exhibition was first shown in the harbour town of St Ives, Cornwall, at three historic locations associated with the fishing community.
Referencing archetypal forms from prehistory Doherty makes vessels that are to do with function; containing, holding and storing, but not necessarily utility. He describes them as revealing qualities of art and utensil. Waypoint significantly draws on Doherty’s childhood experiences born into a family of fishermen on the north Antrim coast. By placing the vessel forms within a specific site the intention was to create a thoughtful space in which to view the work with sensitivity to the context of place.