Chris Keenan

Chris Keenan has been making pots for almost twenty-five years. Thrown and turned by hand on the wheel using Limoges porcelain, he specialises in pieces for interior spaces – designed for functional use and for decoration.

Chris’s work has been exhibited widely across the UK and internationally. Held in the permanent collections of several museums including the V&A, the Ashmolean and the Mashiko Museum of Ceramic Art in Japan, he has also undertaken residencies in the UK and Japan and has been teaching ceramics since 2011.

Specialising primarily in mugs, cups, teapots, pourers, beakers, lidded pots and pots for flowers, occasionally Chris indulges in “extra-curricular work” – a series or groups of pots/ceramic forms that veer away from functional, often incorporating an interactive element.

Starting his ceramics journey in 1995 as Edmund de Waal’s first apprentice, Chris worked with him for two years, learning the techniques he still uses in his own studio today.