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. 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
2008 Six of One - Blackwell, The Arts & Crafts House
2007 The Pot, The Vessel, The Object - Aberystwyth Arts Centre
2006 Solo Show - Beaux Arts, Bath
My Collection - CAA
Containment - Ronald Pile Gallery 
SOFA New York - with Joanna Bird
Urban Field - Devon Guild of Craftsmen
2005-2006 Table Manners - Crafts Council & Touring

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,
Victoria & Albert Museum, mima, Gallery Oldham,
Ashmolean Museum

 

 

Exhibitions

Archive

2010

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