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Biography for Walter Keeler

Nationality:British
Born:1942

Education

Walter Keeler attended Harrow School of Art, London (1958-63).

Employment

Keeler set up his first studio at Bledlow Ridge, Buckinghamshire. Later moving to his current studio in Penault, Gwent, Wales. He has taught at Harrow School of Art, London (1964-68), Central School of Art, London (1974-76) and is Professor of Ceramics at the University of the West of England. Keeler makes saltglazed stoneware, drawing on a range of influences particularly early industrial pottery such as Staffordshire Creamware and agricultural ware such as milk churns. His pots are wheelthrown then hand-altered, they are sculptural yet functional. His use of saltglazed wares has had a strong influence on current contemporary craft. Keeler's work is held in collections worldwide.

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