Keith Campbell. “Never Enough For The Duff”! 2015. Height 38 cm, C/6 Porcelain, oxidation, just bisque and then glaze firing, sculpted thrown airbrush stencil, drawn and painted with stains with a clear glaze.
Keith Campbell has a keen eye for political commentary and is keeping busy ensuring that ceramics in North Bay has a home.
His latest foray into political comment skewers the Senate spending scandals. Works on such subjects as Mike Duffy and Pamela Wallin are merciless in their message and interpretation. The local CTV station has a 2 ½ minute video (ignore the unavoidable 33 second ad that precedes) interviewing Keith and showing examples of his past and most recent jabs at the body politic. Yet Keith is not a cynic. There is, rather, a puckish humour that has been expressed throughout his career. Keith extends the format of such works by including a figurative element on the top of what is almost a money wrapped drink can
But that is not all he has accomplished. The North Bay & area Potters Guild is now a reality. Along with Keith at the May 15 ribbon cutting ceremony are local politicians, administrators, and Emma Quinn of Craft Ontario. The very survival of ceramics in the North Bay area has been a a major concern of Keith’s, and now, ultimately, a successful base.
The Ribbon Cutting Ceremony: VP Dermot Wilson, Pres. Keith Campbell, city councillor Jeff Serran, MP Jay Aspin, Executive Director of Craft Ontario Emma Quin, Geoff Richardson our landlord,and President of Canadore College George Burton with Amy and Manon holding the ribbon.
Well done, Keith! Also, check out Keith Campbell’s updated page on this site.