Dan Kelly trained at Camberwell School of Arts and Crafts where Colin Pearson was an initial influence, encouraging him to develop his throwing technique.
After Camberwell he continued his studies and completed a post graduate course at the Royal College of Art from where he graduated in 1979. Dan has continued making work and held various technician posts until he became ‘Artist in Residence’ at Christ’s Hospital School in 1988 where he went on to teach. Dan now holds teaching positions on several degree courses and at the City Lit Institute.
His wheel thrown stoneware pots are manipulated by cutting and reshaping by hand. His minimalist decoration of dark metallic oxide brush strokes adorn most of his pieces while his white porcelain pots are left virtually untouched with only dark glazed interiors.