Bradley Keys (Calgary, AB) is a studio potter living and working in Calgary. His education includes a Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology and training in art and design (ceramics) from both the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in Halifax and the Alberta College of Art + Design in Calgary. Alongside his busy studio practice he is the ceramics technician at the Alberta College of Art + Design.
Bradley’s work has been recognized on the local, provincial and international level and he has been featured in many publications including the recent books, 500 Cups by Lark Publishing, and Making Marks by Robin Hopper. His ceramics explore and portray the atmosphere of the prairies by manipulating the clays, slips, and glaze colours and adding regional icons such as grain elevator or buffalo, with a delicacy and intimacy that comes from loving the land.