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Keeler Walter

Walter Keeler (b 1942) is a British studio potter and was professor of Ceramics at the University of the West of England from 1994 to 2002. Keeler makes salt glaze pottery influenced by early Staffordshire Creamware.[1]

Keeler was born in London and attended Harrow School of Art, London from 1958 until 1963 where he was trained by Michael Casson.[2] He established his first pottery at Bledlow Bridge, Buckinghamshire in 1965 and in 1976 he moved his studio to Penallt Wales, where he lives with his wife Madoline.[3][4] Writer Oliver Watson described him as “one of the most important and influential potters of the 1980’s”[2]

Keelers work is held in a number of public collections including Victoria & Albert Museum,[5] National Museum WalesAmerican Craft Museum, New York, Los Angeles County Museum of Art , Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, USA and the Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo.[6]

Keeler is the president of the South Wales Potters[7] and in 2007 was named Welsh Artist of the Year[8]

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