Laurel Keeley

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Born in Essex, I moved to Devon to Exeter University and never went back. My degree is in English and American Arts and Film. I studied for a year in Toronto for an MA in Commonwealth Literature, then moved back to Exeter to start a Phd in the American Arts Department. A year of research gave way to a long held ambition to learn about Ceramics, and I moved to Exeter College of Art and Design for post graduate study. The first Pottery was established in the late 1970’s, in Cheriton Fitzpaine, Devon. In1982 it was moved to Exeter, in the heart of the West Quarter.

I am a Founder Member of the South West Academy of Fine and Applied Art

(SWAc), and a long standing Member of the Devon Guild of Craftsmen.

I have been exhibiting in both Independent and Craft Council Selected

Galleries across the UK since 1978 and my work is owned worldwide.

Now, in 2017, I am making more exclusively and giving more time to painting.

Awards:
1977 British Crafts Council New Craftsmen’s Award
2003 Arts Council of Great Britain Major Award: study in stone carving and etching.

Forthcoming Exhibitions:
September 8 - October 15 2017
“Granite Elements” Devon Guild of Craftsmen www.crafts.org.uk
A group exhibition about the granite tramway “Templer Way” on Dartmoor.

September 8 - October 2 2017
Penwith Gallery, St. Ives, Cornwall. www.penwithgallery.com
SWAc Members mixed show.

September 2017: dates tbc
Tim Andrews: Woodbury Studio Gallery, Woodbury, Devon.

Galleries now exclusively stocking current work:
Beside the Wave, London and Falmouth. www.beside-the-wave.co.uk
Coombe Gallery, Dartmouth. www.coombegallery.com
Devon Guild of Craftsmen, Bovey Tracey. www.crafts.org.uk
Woodbury Studio Gallery www.timandrewsceramics.co.uk

Teaching:
Coombe Farm Studios www.coombefarmstudios.com