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The CoCA Lecture: ‘Walter Keeler, Old Pots, Museums and Making’  – Sat 17 Oct 2015

The 2015 Annual CoCA Lecture will be delivered by Walter Keeler. He will be discussing the importance of old pots and museum collections on the evolution of his work.

Walter Keeler (born 1942) has been described as one of the UK’s most important and influential studio potters. His highly individual approach to tableware, exploring salt-glazed stoneware and whieldon-glazed earthenware.

The ‘articulated’ salt-glazed forms reference metalwork, whilst his lushly glazed whieldon pieces have an organic character and often sprout branches and thorns. Keeler has been potting for forty years and still remains dynamic and is innovative in his use and manipulation of clay with a liveliness that comes from confidence and experience.

Keeler was born in London and attended Harrow School of Art, London from 1958 until 1963 where he was trained by Michael Casson. He was Professor of Ceramics at the University of West England, Bristol from 1994-2002. Through his work and teaching, he has influenced generations of potters.

Keeler’s work is held in a number of British and International public collections. Examples can be seen in the displays in York Art Gallery’s Centre of Ceramic Art.

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Please note ticket price does not include entrace to York Art Gallery

Event details


£8 (£5 concs.)


Saturday 17 October 2015, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Tempest Anderson Hall

Yorkshire Museum,
Museum Gardens
North Yorkshire

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