Keeler, Walter

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Edgware (Middlesex)
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Great Brittain
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Walter keeler is born in 1942 in Edgware, Middlesex.  

1958-1963 Harrow School of Art, London
1994-2002 Professor of Ceramics, Bristol

Walter Keeler's work has two distinct styles: salt-glazed stoneware and whieldon-glazed earthenware. The salt-glazed pieces are more austere, moderated by degrees of sensuality in the making and in the fired quality of the pots but always reaching back into the tradition of vessel making (both metal and clay) for inspiration. Through using earthenware clay he draws on historical ideas, colours, forms and culture from eighteenth century English Staffordshire pottery. Walter Keeler has been potting for forty years and still remains dynamic and is innovative in his use and manipulation of clay with a jauntiness of line that comes from confidence and experience.


• Thormann, Olaf, Gefäss / Skulptur - Vessel / Sculpture; Keramik / Ceramics seit / since 1946 Grassi Museum für Angewandte Kunst Leipzig, 2013.

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Portrait (source unknown); Keeler in his studio (source: Wales on line); Keeler demonstrates in 2012; teapot (source: MIAR - ceramics & arts).