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 Contemporay Ceramics Centre, London and 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. Taking part in 'Exploring Spode' research residency at British Ceramics Biennial 2013.
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