Dan Kelly is committed to wheel throwing. He trained at Camberwell and, later, the Royal College of Art. His pots are a response to the tactile aspect of pottery as well as being drawn to the intimacy of the human figure.
Decoration is kept minimal. He uses dark metallic oxides with the occasional use of porcelain slip. His vessels range in size from small intimate pieces to larger more demanding pieces. Edges are left raw, showing the energy and spontaneous tactile nature of the clay. The metallic, graphite feel to the outside is sometimes contrasted with a high gloss dark glaze inside the vessel.