Keeler is a professor of ceramics, and
was shortlisted for the Jerwood Applied Arts prize in 2001. His
work in many public collections around the world, Walter is renowned
for his remarkable contribution and pioneering work in both salt
and creamware (Whieldon) pottery. He was the Gold Medal winner for
Craft and Design at the National Eisteddfod of Wales, Newport 2004.
Walter's work falls within two distinct strands, his saltglazed
work and his more recent creamware work, which is inspired by his
love of eighteenth century Staffordshire pottery. He has always
been influenced by the traditions of vessel making. In producing
each new piece, Walter's aim is to create an ''extraordinary object
to do a commonplace job.''
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