Christy Keeney


After spending 17 years in London Christy Keeney returned to his native Donegal where he now lives and works. His sculpted slab built heads and figures demonstrates a wonderful sense of draughtsmanship as details are drawn into the wet clay surface.
“I see my work as 3D paintings. The form is built up and sketched till almost flat, like a canvas, ready to take the drawing which will outline the figure or head.
In the figures, I make an attempt to express the human spirit in all its many forms. I like to work blindly letting the moment dictate my progress. When I see the form develop to some conclusion, I’ll then add the features. The heads are a study of the many varied features, and expressions that make up the human face.

Education 
1984-87 Royal College of Art, London, Ma Ceramics
1980-92 Limerick School of Art and Design, Ba Ceramics
1978-79 Regional College, Letterkenny, Co.Deonegal, Art Foundation

Exhibitions
2007 One Man Show, Bridge Gallery, Dublin
Galerie Anagama, Paris
Group show, Stour Gallery, Warwickshire
Ceramic Fair, Giroussons, South of France
2006 One Man Show, An Grainnan Theatre, Letterkenny Co.Donegal
2005 Bridge Gallery, Dublin
Cavehill Gallery, Belfast
Castle-Upton, Gallery, TemplePatrick, N.Ireland
Stour Gallery, Warwickshire
2004 R.D.S National Craft competition winner
‘Keane On Ceramics’, Kinsale, Co.Cork
2003  Simon Drew Gallery, Dartmouth, Devon
Ceramic Festival, Thomastown, Co. Kilkenny
2002  Norton Gallery, Malaga, Spain
Figurative Show, Miller Gallery, Broadway, New York
International Pottery Festival, Aberystwyth, Wales 
2001 The Figurative Show, Contemporary Ceramics Gallery, London
The White Gallery, Brighton

Commissions
2004 4 Head Sculptures, commission for the P&O cruise ship slide show and demo.

 

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