Chris began working with clay in his mid-thirties when he began a two year apprenticeship with Edmund de Waal. His collection includes beakers, bowls, cups, teapots, jugs and pots for flowers. 

"Mirror black tenmokus breaking to rust, and luminous celadons, are used independently or in the seductive combination he has long made his own."


"His technique gets ever more refined. He likes rows, exulting in the rhythm of repeated but subtly different shapes, which emphasise the organic nature of the handmade"

Most recently, Chris spent six weeks as Artist-in-Residence at the Mashiko Museum of Ceramic Art in Japan working with local clays and glazes. He was invited to fire work in the salt-glaze and noborigama kilns of Tomoo Hamada. 


Ceramicist Chris Keenan began working with clay in his mid-thirties after a 12-year acting career, when he began an apprenticeship with Edmund de Waal. Chris set up his own studio immediately after completing his apprenticeship - that was 1998 and has been making pottery ever since.