Chris Keenan


The pots that I make are to be used and enjoyed in domestic life. There are certain forms that have been present since I began making - cups, bowls and pots for flowers - and I still derive pleasure and satisfaction from the formal refinements that come with each fresh exploration. For me, the bowl remains the form where subtleties of line are most elusive and consequently most rewarding when successful. The work is thrown Limoges porcelain, glazed using combinations of tenmoku and celadon and reduction-fired in gas kiln.

Born 1960 - Gillingham, Kent

Education 
1978-1981 University of Hull, BA Hons Drama
1981-1982 Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art, Post-Graduate Certificate 1995-1997 Apprentice to Edmund de Waal

Awards
1999 Crafts Council Setting-up Grant
2005 Evening Standard Homes and Property - Best Domestic Product - Chelsea Crafts Fair

Exhibitions
2005-2006 Table Manners - Crafts Council & Touring
2006  Solo Show - Beaux Arts, Bath
My Collection - CAA
Containment - Ronald Pile Gallery 
SOFA New York - with Joanna Bird

Commissions
2005 SORA - 15-piece dinnerware range for Habitat
Very large celadon bowl for David Collins Associates 
Tea Service for Cleveland British Ceramic Collection

Public Collections
Walker Art Gallery, York Art Gallery, Contemporary Art Society

 

Exhibitions

Archive

2008

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