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Date: 2004

Media: creamware, glaze

Size: h(cm) : 13.9 x w(cm) : 22.6 x d(cm) : 17.3,h(cm) :

Acquired: 2004; Purchase

Accession Number: NMW A 37263

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. This serving dish illustrates Keeler’s more recent and continuing experiments with glazes in combination with an eighteenth-century style of creamware body. The subtle grey 'ink wash' glaze emphasises the traces left behind by the making processes, such as rhythmic striations on the surface of the dish caused by wheel-throwing.

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