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Cereal bowl - Sora


  • Object:

    Cereal bowl

  • Place of origin:

    London (made)

  • Date:

    2005 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Keenan, Chris (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Biscuit-fired porcelain

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Chris Keenan

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Studio potter Chris Keenan designed ‘Sora’ for Habitat, making the prototypes by hand in his London studio. The range was inspired by traditional Japanese tableware. Many of the components are multi-functional and could be bought and used in a number of combinations. Unlike a traditional range, the same patterns and glazes are not used throughout.

Physical description

Cereal bowl with narrow foot and flaring sides, thrown on the wheel as a prototype. Biscuit-fired only.

Place of Origin

London (made)


2005 (made)


Keenan, Chris (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Biscuit-fired porcelain

Marks and inscriptions



Height: 8 cm, Diameter: 14.5 cm

Object history note

The Sora range was designed by Chris Keenan between January and May 2005 at his London studio using hand-made prototypes, of which this is an example. The wares were subsequently made in Nagoya, Japan. The range was launched as part of the Habitat Autumn/Winter collection in 2006. According to the designer, Sora was known within Habitat as a "hero" range, and accorded high publicity. It was discontinued in 2009.

Descriptive line

Cereal bowl, biscuit porcelain, prototype for 'Sora' range designed by Chris Keenan for Habitat, and made in his studio, London, 2005.

Production Note

Made as a prototype for the Sora range for Habitat.




Ceramics; Studio Pottery


Ceramics Collection

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