Dan Kelly thrown vessel with engobe. A thrown vessel which has been reshaped and manipulated. Made circa 1980. Glazed with a engobe. In good condition.
Height 17cm (6.75 inches)
Width 11cm (4 inches)
Weight 650 grams
Dan Kelly British 1953-
Dan Kelly trained at Camberwell School of Arts and Crafts, ceramics 1973-7, where Colin Pearson was an initial influence, encouraging him to develop his throwing technique and Ewen Henderson. After Camberwell he continued his studies and completed a post graduate course at the Royal College of Art from where he graduated in 1979. Dan Kelly has continued making work and held various technician posts until he became ‘Artist in Residence ‘at Christ’s Hospital School in 1988 and now currently teaches.
His work is thrown stoneware pots, some are manipulated by cutting and reshaping by hand. His decoration is deliberately kept to a minimum with dark metallic oxides, being the usual finish to his work. However his white porcelain pieces are left virtually untouched with dark glazed interiors. The size of the work can range from four inches upwards.
His recent work is now signed with a stamp, most of his earlier work is not.
2016 Crafts Potters Association, Bloomsbury, London
2007 Victoria & Albert Collection
2006 Spiral Gallery, Settle
2004 Galerie Besson
20002 Austin/ Desmond, Bloomsbury
2000 Harlequin gallery, Greenwich, London
1981 Lamport Hall, Oxfordshire
1981 Cale Art, London
1981 British Crafts Centre
1978 Carmel College, Oxfordshire
1978 Sutton College
Franz Hals Museum
Dictionary of British Studio Potters – Scolar Press
British Studio Ceramics in the 20th Century – Paul Rice and Christopher Gowing
Illustrated Dictionary of Pottery Decoration – Robert Fournier
Studio Pottery – April/May 1993
Studio Pottery – January 1996
Ceramic Art and Perception – 1996
The Potter’s Art – Garth Clark
Clays and Glazes in Studio Ceramics – Dave Scott, The Crowood Press
Ceramics for the Home – Annabel Freyberg
Ceramic Review – April 2000, review of Harlequin Gallery exhibition
Crafts – July/August 2000, review of Harlequin Gallery exhibition
Ceramic Review – May/June 2005, review of Maltby Gallery Exhibition
Crafts – September 2005, article ‘The Rough With The Smooth’