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David Keator

Biography to Display: 

1951 Born

2016 Died

PRIMARY WORK EXPERIENCE

Professor, Ceramics, Louisville School of Art (now part of University of Louisville), Louisville, Kentucky

BIOGRAPHY

David Keator created unique mostly porcelain works; his early work was based on typical traditional vessel forms with intricate inscribed details.  The egg and a long necked bird appeared again and again on his pieces. He often raku fired work preferring to do this work alone allowing him total control of the process.

Later, he turned to painting when arthritis made ceramic work difficult. In addition to ceramics and painting, Keator made furniture inspired by Art Deco examples he had seen.

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Bibliography to Display: 

Wegner, Nadene. “David Keator.” Ceramics Monthly 31, no. 3 (March 1983).

 

 

 

Center for CraftCenter For Craft

 

 

AMOCA American Museum of Ceramic ArtAMOCA American Museum of Ceramic Art

 

Typical Marks
Raku Duck Bowl
Materials: Earthenware
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze, Raku
Judith and Martin Schwartz Collection
Photo: John Polak
Judith and Martin Schwartz Collection
Photo: John Polak
Covered Jar
Date: 1978
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Thrown
Dimensions: 2.9 inches in diameter
American Museum of Ceramic Art, gift of The American Ceramic Society, 2004.2.191
American Museum of Ceramic Art, gift of The American Ceramic Society, 2004.2.191

Citation: "The Marks Project." Last modified May 3, 2023. http://www.themarksproject.org/marks/keator