1980s John Donoghue Terracotta Ceramic Charger
Colorful glazed earthenware platter with an abstract motif from the artist John Donoghue (1953-2004).
ohn Donoghue was an internationally recognized ceramic artist. His colorful plates and vases have been displayed through galleries across the country and abroad. He had many solo exhibitions throughout the country and his work was included in the exhibition "Artistic Imaginings in Clay" at the Washington DC's Art Museum of the Americas in 2001. He was also featured in exhibitions during the 1990s in Japan, Germany, Chicago, Miami and New York. His work is in the permanent collections of several European and US museums including the American Craft Museum in New York, the St. Louis Art Museum, the Detroit Institute of Art and the Museum of Arts and Crafts in Hamburg.
He was born in Rochester MN and graduated from the Hotchkiss School in Lakevill, CN. He received a bachelor's degree from the Memphis Art Academy in Tennessee and in 1979, a master's degree in fine arts from the Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, MI.
He lived in St. Louis before moving to Bethesda in 1991, where he spent the remaining years of this life.
Made in 1983. Signed and dated. Some small chips and one small hairline crack in the glaze (see photo).
Dimensions: 19.5” Diameter x 3.25”H