Keith Brymer-Jones - Boy in a China Shop

Ballet dancer. Front man in an almost famous band. Judge on The Great Pottery Throwdown. How did all that happen?

In his first memoir, Boy in a China Shop, Keith reveals how he went from a North London boyhood to a global success. But this book is about so much more than pottery. It’s about a boy who was given a lump of clay and overcame adversity through hard work, skill and determination. Keith speaks candidly, and with warmth, about his formative experiences, including training as a ballet dancer and leading an almost famous rock band, but also about how dyslexia impacted on his early years. All until a sympathetic art teacher intervened and changed everything... For years he worked long hours as a ‘clay boy’ at Harefield Pottery to learn his craft, before setting up his own business. But his big break came when Heals took a range of his hand-thrown pottery and he’s never looked back. His emotional connection to the clay and his work has been a constant from the beginning and sits at the centre of this inspirational story, told through a series of chapters centred around meaningful items. Unsurprisingly, most are pots.

Boy in a China Shop is a story about how our lived experiences shape the people we become, how we all have a story, and ultimately, it is as satisfying as one of Keith's world famous pots.

Listing Details

Friday 21st October, 2.00pm

Venue

Dorford Centre, Bridport Road

Ticket Prices

Adults: £10.00

Booking

Tickets will be on sale from 30th August.

Tell your friends...


 

Click here to share this on Twitter!

This Year's Events

Feedback

Thank you so much for having me, it was so kind of you and such a wonderful event! I am so thrilled with the audience response and all the signing.

Professor Kate Williams
Feedback From 2019 Festival

Thank you very much for such a warm welcome and lovely (huge...) audience...Emma made the whole event such an easy pleasure for me.

Joanna Trollope
Feedback From 2018 Festival

This year's festival was absolutely superb.

Sir David Haslam
Feedback From 2019 Festival

I enjoyed my visit to Dorchester tremendously and I was touched by both the enthusiasm of the audience and by the warm generosity of you and your team.

Leo McKinstry
Feedback From 2019 Festival

Thank you for allowing me to be part of this great event. Well done to both of you, fantastic event.

Michael Dooley, Poundbury Clinic
Feedback From 2016 Festival

I thoroughly enjoyed every event I went to. Thank you.

Tracy Shipley
Feedback From 2021 Festival

With Grateful Thanks To Our Sponsors & Supporters