Laurie Keck

Ceramics

Beautifully hand-crafted sculptures and garden pieces.

Laurie Keck

Ceramics

Beautifully hand-crafted sculptures and garden pieces.

Welcome

I create a range of handbuilt ceramics. Most are produced by coiling though some slab building is used. Most of my pieces are relevant to an outside setting and include water features, birds and statuary. The pieces are made using a variety of stoneware clays and are finished with both glazes and oxides. My main interest is in form and finish, a quest that is still in its infancy.

Artist Statement

My early inspiration came after visits to the Chelsea Flower Show. I was fascinated to see how art can complement and enhance plants and design. My wife is a Garden Designer and my early pots were made for garden settings, including planters, birds and water features.

 I discovered coiling techniques early on and most of my pots are made using that method. There are no limits to the form and coiling can be used very creatively. The process of making pots, working with my hands, the physical nature of clay and how it can be transformed are all crucial to my interest in ceramics.

My pots reflect aspects of my personality. There can be humour, the product of experimentation, personal challenge and a fascination with style. Having had a forced break from ceramics I now have more time to explore form, texture and colour. While some pieces can be placed in a garden setting more are now made for internal display.

 My philosophy is to make pieces that please me and then perhaps they might please others. I have yet to fully develop my personal style but through study and exploration that may be getting closer. My inspiration comes from the world around me and from the many potters who continually open my eyes to new possibilities.

Featured Events

Bucks Open Studios

Milton Keynes

Kingsbury Barn Exhibition

St Albans

Town Farm Art Show

Cheddington

Art in Clay

Hatfield

2017

10 – 25 June: Bucks Open Studios

7 – 10 September: Kingsbury Barn Show

September onwards: Exhibiting at Fitch and Fellows, Thame, Oxon

24 – 26 November: Town Farm Art Show 2017

1 – 3 December: Art on the Green

2016

17 June – 26 June: Bucks Open Studios, Milton Keynes

19 – 21 August: Art in Clay, Hatfield House, Herts (with West Herts College)

12 – 13 November: Art on the Green, Loughton, Milton Keynes

25 – 27 November: Town Farm Art Show 2016, Cheddington, Beds

2015

11 July: Westbury Fair, Milton Keynes

14 – 15 November: Art on the Green, Loughton, Milton Keynes

2014

22 July – 2 August: All Fired Up – Upstairs Gallery, Berkhamsted

Contact

If you would like to contact me, you can call me on my mobile ( 07774898402 ), or send me an email using the form below:

© Laurie Keck Ceramics, 2018.

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