cambridge contemporary art

Chris Keenan

“There are few things that offer me greater satisfaction than being at the wheel, throwing or turning. My work and knowledge of clay occupies a fairly narrow band of the extremely broad ceramic spectrum but that band does go deep. I have only ever used porcelain and for the most part, only two glazes. I largely make work in small batches and for these, repetition is key; but the word “repetition” belies the reality that each piece represents a separate examination of the form in question and is a nuanced response to a previous incarnation.”

Over the past few years, Chris has been making non-functional, interactive installation pieces which have at their core a sense of playfulness, incorporating elements of theatre which is a nod to his previous existence as an actor.

All his work is thrown Limoges porcelain which is predominantly fired in a gas kiln with tenmoku and celadon glazes.

The works illustrated below are intended to give you a taste of what the gallery has to offer, please email us on or call us on 01223 324222 to find out which pieces are currently available. 


Height: 10cm

£200 for a set of six

Celadon tea set with grey dots and wooden handle and tray

Height: 210mm


Celadon and tenmoku quintet of bowls

Depth: 7- 13.5cm


Cloud bud pots 

Height: 12cm

£60 each

Monochrome rocking bowls

Height: 9cm

£75 each