Walter Keeler Salt Glaze Pottery

Walter Keeler Ceramic Artist

Walter Keeler small Dish Walter Keeler Salt Glaze
Walter Keeler small Salt glaze Dish

We love Walter Keeler, and his Salt Glaze Pottery. We have seen this pottery quite a few times over the years. In Exhibitions from St Ives to Bath and all over the country. We finally bought a piece last year from Out of the Blue Gallery in Marazion Cornwall. The Gallery has since changed hands.

Walter was born in London in 1942. He trained at Harrow School of Art and established his first studio at Bledlow Ridge, Buckinghamshire in 1965. In 1976 he moved his pottery to Wales. He has always held a succession of teaching posts, and continues to lecture on ceramics around the world. Since the 1970s he has concentrated on functional pots in reduced stoneware and salt glaze. Walter has recently added a range of earthenware.

Walter Keeler Salt Glaze Pottery Bowl Walter Keeler
Walter Keeler dish view from the top

The Salt Glaze Teapots and Jugs that Walter produces are amazing. The pieces that Walter produces are finished to a very high standard . This can be seen in the photographs on this page. You can find Walter’s work in a number of public collections around the world. We have seen his work is in the Victoria & Albert Museum London. Walter’s work can also be found in the American Craft Museum which is in New York. In Los Angeles you will find work at the County Museum of Art. More Ceramics can also be found further afield in the Museum of Modern Art which is in Tokyo. It’s nice to own a piece of work that is collect by museums worldwide. Despite being centuries old, Salt glazing is a technique that’s continually evolving and being developed, . Potters love its unpredictable, unique, and beautiful results.

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