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2012 Workshops

Throwing, Altering, Assembling for
Use and Innovation
with Walter Keeler
March 16–17, 2012

This two-day intense hands-on workshop with one of the UK’s leading ceramic artists will push participants to develop an innovative attitude to further their methods and function. Skills and techniques that are the essential components in the creative process will be explored.

Throwing skills and component making will be addressed, along with additional processes such as extrusions, slabs and press molds. Slides, demonstrations, discussions and impromptu evaluations will also take place during the workshop.

The workshop is open to artists with intermediate to advanced skill levels and experiences.

 


Green Cut Branch Teapot,
'Wheildon' glazed earthenware


Ionic Teapot, 2011
salt glazed stoneware

Walter Keeler studied at the Harrow School of Art in Middlesex, England. Keeler has an international reputation, and is noted for training production potters. He established his first studio in 1965. In 1976, he moved his pottery to Wales where he continues to create functional pots as well as lecture on ceramics around the world.

“My work is informed by my passion for pots from the past, but also by making and firing, and the world and times in which I live. Sometimes I make simple, useful things like mugs or jugs; on other occasions my work is less straightforward, making demands, even challenging the user to negotiate with an unexpected pot to do an ordinary job. I hope my pottery brings, with its seriousness, some humor and sensual pleasure.” – Keeler