BRIAN KEYTE

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Humankind has evolved within the natural world. I reason, therefore, that if one can utilise nature’s design rules then the product will rest easy on the eye, as that is what we are used to, whether we consciously realise it or not. This should apply to form, colour and surface. The form is therefore thrown with the so-called “golden mean” and/or a Fibonacci progression in mind as a primary guide, the plastic nature of the clay and the intended glaze contributing to the completeness of the form. 

I don’t make an “object”, that is the way to make routine, everyday work. I make “form” looking at line and movement rather than a “bowl” or vase. The Art is in the form. The final glaze finish should contribute to the piece in a similar way, changing and moving with the form to create a unified whole that beckons the viewer to touch and hold.

Born Melbourne Victoria. Initial training, Holmesglen Institute of TAFE, Melbourne, Diploma of Arts Ceramics, 1996. Exhibitions include: 2016, Distinctive, Skepsi @ Montsalvat; 2014, Quiet Conversations, Skepsi @ Montsalvat; 2013, finalist Manningham Victorian Ceramic Arts Award; 2011 Reflections, Solo Exhibition, Skepsi @ Malvern; Arresting, Skepsi @ Malvern; Manningham Victorian Ceramic Art Award, exhibition and acquisition Manningham City Council; 2010 Gold Struck, Solo Exhibition, Skepsi on Swanston Melbourne; 2009 Brian Keyte, Solo Exhibition, Skepsi on Swanston Melbourne; 2007 Rhythm and Motion, Solo Exhibition, Skepsi on Swanston Melbourne; 2006 A Taste of Salt, Salt Gallery, Queenscliff Victoria; The Christmas Collection, Beaver Galleries, ACT. 2005 commenced full time studio ceramics. Teaching positions: Box Hill TAFE part time, diploma level - throwing, glazing, kiln studies; Chisholm TAFE, advanced glazes, post diploma, glaze chemistry. Collections include: Bendigo Art Gallery, Manningham City Council Collection, public and private collections in Australia, NZ, Singapore, Japan, Korea, Hong Kong, China, USA, Canada, France and India.

 
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