Ruthin Craft Centre
The Centre for the Applied Arts


Gallery 3

Walter Keeler

6 December 2014 – 25 January 2015

Function is a central issue in every pot that Walter Keeler makes; rising to the challenge of utilitarian demands he experiences a timeless pleasure in useful objects. Making playful reference to the eccentric inventiveness of the emerging pottery industry in 18th century Staffordshire, thorns and branches which seem daunting, even threatening, are turned to practical ends as thumb holds on handles. This is not just a teapot, it is an artefact with rich meaning.