Dorothy Doherty

Soda-fired Vase

Soda-fired stoneware
4″ W x 6″ H

This piece is located in Burnaby, B.C, and can be shipped to anywhere in Canada.


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Could also be used as a drinking vessel!

This image shows two views of a ceramic cylinder that has been altered on the wheel and fired in a soda kiln to stoneware temperatures. The item is watertight and heatproof. Care should be taken if this piece moves from a cold to hot surface. Extreme thermal shock can damage ceramics. Dishwashers can promote crackling in the glaze surface.

Dorothy Doherty

Dorothy Doherty received her formal art education from Vancouver School of Art (Emily Carr University of Art & Design) and Capilano University. She also holds an MA in History in Art (University of Victoria, 1984-1993) and a PDP (Simon Fraser University, 1995). She supplements her formal education with courses and workshops in a variety of media.

Dorothy was born in Vancouver, BC, and spent her formative years in the Vancouver area. After graduation from art school, she lived more than 20 years in various parts of BC, working and teaching ceramics in Victoria, Williams Lake, Cranbrook, the Kootenays and other parts of the BC Interior. During this time she worked extensively with local potters guilds, and taught credit courses for Cariboo College (now Thompson Rivers University). After completing a Masters Degree (Art History) and PDP (Professional Development Program), Dorothy was employed as an art specialist and civilizations instructor for school district #44 (North Vancouver). On retirement she attended the Studio Art program at Capilano University to upgrade her skills, learn how art has changed over the years, and discover where she fits in to the current art scene.

Dorothy exhibits regularly in group and solo shows. She lives in Burnaby, BC, paints at Portside Studios in Vancouver, and works with ceramics at the Shadbolt Art Centre in Burnaby, BC.

Dorothy is interested in the environment and the effect humans have on the earth. Through her art practice, she hopes to express her feelings and concerns about the world today, along with her appreciation of the beauty of life on this planet.