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Keith Varney is a ceramicist facinated by form, line and texture, with the use of curved folding a defining part of his practice. He's inspired by theways these elements interact with light, shade and colour to create his contemporary ceramic sculpture and vessels.

 

Keith enjoys the qualities of clay, its unlimited potential to take on new forms and textures, worked only by simple tools and hands alone, the irreversible transformation in the intense heat of the kiln having the last word.

 

The material qualities of clay and the physicality of the making process itself are at the heart of his practice. Keith works in porcelain and bone china for their purity, translucency, and clear brightcolours when glazed.

 

 

 

Keith Varney - Curved Folds

Keith Varney