Chris Keenan was born in the UK in 1960.
Keenan trained and worked as an actor before becoming, in his mid-thirties, the first apprentice to the potter and writer Edmund De Waal. Acclaimed for his combinations of iconic celadon and tenmoku glazes; his tactile, organic forms and his rhythmic repetitions of subtly-differing shapes, Keenan is a contemporary potter of national and international standing.
During his career as a potter Keenan has designed a dinnerware range for Habitat and made several site-specific works which originated during an at Blackwell, the Arts & Crafts House, on the banks of Lake Windermere.
His work is exhibited across the world and is represented in many public collections including the Victoria & Albert Museum, the Ashmolean Museum, York Art Gallery, and the Mashiko Museum of Ceramic Art, Japan.