About Ashley Keller
Ashley Keller is a Canadian artist specializing in finely crafted ceramics inspired by the elegance and mystery of nature.
Her inspiration stems from exploring the Canadian landscape, especially the Algonquin Highlands in Northern Ontario – misty light coming through branches in a dark forest, water flowing in a riverbed stream, intricate roots gripping rocky mountain cliffs and wildflowers dotting the landscape.
She identifies with the practitioners of Art Nouveau (from the late 19th century) who sought to revive good workmanship, raise the status of craft, and produce modern designs that reflected the utility of the items they were creating. In Ashley's work, you can see influence from the organic, intricate and sensual forms of Art Nouveau architecture, metalwork and jewelry.
Ashley was raised in London, Ontario where she discovered her love for clay in the BealArt Fine Art program. After additional education in ceramics, Ashley later joined the London Clay Art Centre as a studio member of the London Potters Guild in 2017 and now works in her home-based pottery studio. Ashley is also an associate member of the Society of Canadian Artists.
Her work has been exhibited in London, Toronto and Montreal and has found homes with collectors all over the world including Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom.
"I can’t say enough about the quality, the attention to detail and the sheer beauty of Ashley’s work. Opening my first order, carefully and artfully packaged, I realized that Ashley Keller Art was different."
Watch the video below for insight into Ashley's creative process from throwing on the potter's wheel to hand building and carving.