Keith Rice-Jones

Surrey Art Gallery Installation, 2016. Glazed Stoneware. Tallest pieces 72”high. Photo: Keith Rice-Jones.

Keith Rice-Jones served on the Boards of the BC Potters Guild and the NWCF. He trained as a woodwork teacher in England, where he was influenced by the Arts and Crafts tradition, the Bauhaus and modernist ideas. He discovered clay in the early 1970s and continues to maintain an active studio practice. He has exhibited in Australia, Japan, and Canada, including a major retrospective at the Evergreen Cultural Centre in 2013. In 2017, Keith and his wife, Celia Rice-Jones, were nominated successfully by the NWCF for the Hilda Gerson Award, a prize initiated by the Craft Council of BC and awarded biannually to a craftsperson who has demonstrated excellence, innovation and leadership in the BC craft community.