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Biography for Walter Keeler



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


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.