Walter Keeler is a British potter who makes functional work and primarily salt glazed stoneware pots. He has been called one of the most influential potters of the 1980’s. I love this statement that he made about his artwork.
“The pottery tradition is at the heart of all my work. Pottery for use has been central to all settled human communities. Seldom merely functional, it has been a vehicle for expression and the fulfillment of a delight in the pleasure of handling a sensual and incredibly versatile material; the useful bound up with the intellect and the imagination.”