Keith Varney - Ceramics

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Following a successful career as a furniture designer and maker, Keith returned to education in 2005 seeking a new challenge and direction in life. He first discovered clay during a National Diploma in Design Crafts (ceramics/glass/fine metals) at City of Bath College, after achieving a triple distinction he felt compelled to take this new fascination further and applied for the BA (Hons) 3D Design; Ceramics at Bath School of Art and Design where he gained a first class degree.

Keith built and set up his studio in 2011, developing his practice while working part time as a technician and tutor in the Department of Art and Design at City of Bath College. After 2 years dividing his time between the studio and college he moved on to place his ceramic practice at the centre. Keith was selected for the Crafts Council – Hothouse emerging maker development programme. As part of the programme he was mentored by Carina Ciscato and Sasha Wardell, their help and guidance has been invaluable. Hothouse has made a real impact on his practice and will continue to help establish his career as a ceramic artist.

Keith is a professional member of the Craft Potters Association and is represented by the Porthminster Gallery, St. Ives. Some of the highlights of Keith’s career are: Exhibiting at Ceramic Art London. Winning the award of 'Best Ceramics' at the Contemporary Craft Festival 2013. 'Exploring Spode' research residency at British Ceramics Biennial 2013. Exhibiting with Joanna Bird, London, alongside many established and successful artists. (click for video)

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