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Size: h(cm) : 22 x l(cm) handle to spout : 19.7 x w(cm)
Acquired: 1994; Purchase
Accession Number: NMW A 32277
Walter Keeler is one of the leading studio potters working in Britain. His work is highly individual and energetic, yet remains functional. Keeler’s early career was defined by his radical take on the traditional medium of salt-glazed stoneware. Departing from convention, he threw each part of his objects separately and assembled them to create distinctive and exciting forms, often influenced by mundane items such as oil cans and milk churns. Keeler has used these techniques with great skill on this striking 'Angular Teapot', reminiscent of a watering can and one of the designs that define his style. He has described such objects as 'a surprising object doing a commonplace job.'