Dale Keller calls himself an "artist potter." His pottery represents a lifetime of work and education in Art. Some major influences on his work include legendary potters such as Shoji Hamada, Bernard Leach, and Warren Mackenzie. Under their influence, Dale is aware of the power of inventive pottery. He wants his work to convey extreme simplicity in design and economical use of glaze to produce maximum beauty. While experimental in his process, he pays homage to centuries of the tradition of the pottery craft.
Dale calls Lakewood, Wisconsin his home. With a Bachelor's degree in fine art and art education from the UW-Oshkosh, he also earned a Master's degree in ceramics from the UW-Superior. After 33 years of teaching in northeast Wisconsin, Dale has recently retired and enjoys his new-found time "pottering" around.