Doric T Jemison-Ball II – Ceramics - Sculpture - Acrylic Painting

Wheel Thrown Bowl

She Who Must Be Obeyed
Daffy Duck

Doric T. Jemison-Ball II, often described as somewhat of a controversial figure in the local art community, comes more from the "outsider-brut-naive-folk art" tradition than from a more formal college trained MFA background.

His formal artistic training consists of what he learned in elementary school, and two years of formal study in Ceramics. Informally, he spent six years in Europe as a child and experienced directly the rich traditions of European art. In addition, he spent most of his spare time in high school in the many excellent museums and galleries in San Francisco.

Primarily a ceramic artist since the 1960's, Mr. Ball's entry into the Gualala artistic community was with two acrylic paintings in 2009. Since then he has won first place in ceramics in Art in the Redwoods in 2009, 2012, 2014 and 2015 and a Judges Award for his ceramic sculpture in 2012. His acrylic painting "AF-PAK, Dead Duck IV" was judged "Best Local Work" in Art in the Redwoods in 2011 and his ceramic work “Siamese Twin Stirrup Pot was judged "Best Local Work" in Art in the Redwoods in 2015.

Doric is an active member of the local artistic community; he curated "Confrontation Art" in 2011 and "All Ceramics and Nothing But Ceramics" in 2012 and has shown work in most shows at the Gualala Arts Center. His "One Mouse Show" at Jack's Gualala Pharmacy and Art Gallery in 2011 was heavily attended, enjoyed by most and did much to increase his growing notoriety. He is the lead volunteer at the Gualala Arts Clay Art Center, and is currently President of the North Coast Artist Guild.

In addition to showing his work, Doric will be showing off his TROLLWORKS studio, which had its debut on the Studio Discovery Tour 2013. Located on two acres overlooking the Pacific Ocean, the studio is open to the public by appointment and is worth a visit.

“I work primarily in three dimensional media, mainly ceramics and sculpture, but occasionally indulge myself with overly intellectual paintings and drawings with visual footnotes.”

"My work is different, mostly fun, sometimes outrageous. Some may find it disturbing or dangerous. Come see for yourself!"

Contact Information:
Doric T Jemison-Ball II
PO Box 1647
Gualala, CA 95445

Phone: 707-884-3922 / 707-884-5067 / 707-818-606-6678 cell

Doric in Clay Studio

At Horicon School
Two Frogs