Presented by: Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard
We are honored to welcome UK potter, Walter Keeler, back to the Ceramics Program for a workshop dedicated to long-time Ceramics Program staff member and friend of Keeler - Terry Hass. Keeler stated, "I love giving workshops, but this one is very special, it is for Terry - loved by all of us - and will celebrate her love of making pottery, her warmth and generosity of spirit." All proceeds from the event will go to fund scholarships to the Ceramics Program in Terry's name. Keeler will demonstrate a new body of work utilizing custom-made dies for the clay extruder to form his brightly colored vessels. Keeler will also show slides to support his life as a potter, his development over the decades and influences and sources of inspiration. Keeler made mention that he will definitely encourage questions and comments during his workshop!
Potluck Lunch for those who wish to bring a dish to share.
Free for Harvard Undergraduate students, $50 for Harvard Graduate students, $100 for adults enrolled in a course at the Ceramics Program, $150.00 for those not enrolled in a course. To register for this event, please download the registration form here or contact Kathy King, Director of Education at email@example.com.
All proceeds from this event will go to fund scholarships to the Harvard Ceramics Program in honor of Terry Hass.
Bio (from Wikipedia):
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.
Keeler was born in London and attended Harrow School of Art, London from 1958 until 1963 where he was trained by Michael Casson. 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. Writer Oliver Watson described him as "one of the most important and influential potters of the 1980s."
Keelers work is held in a number of public collections including Victoria & Albert Museum, National Museum Wales, American Craft Museum, New York, Los Angeles County Museum of Art , Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, USA and the Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo.
Keeler is the president of the South Wales Potters and in 2007 was named Welsh Artist of the Year.
Goldmark Gallery in Rutland, UK will present a major exhibition of Keeler's work in November 2017.