About Chris

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Chris began working with clay in his mid-thirties when he began a two year apprenticeship with Edmund de Waal. His collection includes beakers, bowls, cups, teapots, jugs and pots for flowers. 

"Mirror black tenmokus breaking to rust, and luminous celadons, are used independently or in the seductive combination he has long made his own."

    Forthcoming Events

  • 03 November 2017

    "Bijou" - collect: small works

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  • 03 November 2017

    "Sake Sake"

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  • 21 November 2017

    "New Horizons"

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  • 01 December 2017

    Winter Open Studio - Chris Keenan & Carina Ciscato

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"His technique gets ever more refined. He likes rows, exulting in the rhythm of repeated but subtly different shapes, which emphasise the organic nature of the handmade"


Chris' work has been exhibited in the UK & internationally since 1998.

Most recently, Chris spent six weeks as Artist-in-Residence at the Mashiko Museum of Ceramic Art in Japan working with local clays and glazes. He was invited to fire work in the salt-glaze and noborigama kilns of Tomoo Hamada.

Public Collections

Publications

  • Ceramics
    - Louisa Taylor

  • Ceramics and Mixed Media
    ​- Joy Bosworth

  • Ceramic Design Course
    - Anthony Quinn

  • Complete Ceramics 
    - C&B Crafts

  • Contemporary Ceramics
    - Emmanuel Cooper

  • Making and Drawing
    - Kyra Cane

  • Porcelain (New Ceramics) 
    - Vivienne Foley 

  • Porcelain and Bone China
    ​- Sasha Wardell 

  • The Potter's Bible
    - Marylin Scott

  • Throwing
    - Richard Phethean

  • The Workshop Guide to Ceramics - Duncan Hooson & Anthony Quinn