If I was collecting ceramics I would be very keen to acquire some of  Chris Keenan‘s work.

Chris left behind his career as an actor to become a potter. Through a chance meeting with Edmund de Waal, well-known potter and writer, at his studio in Sheffield, he became a close friend and later was Edmunds’ apprentice.

Chris has developed his very individual style of pottery, making only in porcelain with either tenmoku (a dark glaze), celadon or a combination of both. Chris makes functional porcelain pots including one-off bowls, flasks and lidded jars, together with a range of domestic ware – cups, beakers, pourers and teapots. A few years ago he designed a range for Habitat called Sora and I’m the proud owner of a few pieces.

Rocking bowls

If you want to discover more of Chris’ work, go to his website