A mature student who thanked City of Bath College for giving him ‘a second chance’ at a career has now returned to pass on his skills as a tutor.

Keith Varney (53) enrolled at college six years ago to take a course in stained and kiln-formed glass, before moving on to the Design Crafts National Diploma, where he found a new talent and the start of successful career in ceramics.

He said: “I loved every minute of the course and found that it was something I was good at.”

Keith has exhibited his work at Tent London – one of the largest design trade shows– and at the Joanna Bird Pottery exhibition in London.

He is currently exhibiting his work at the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists (RBSA) gallery and at the Quest Gallery, Margaret Buildings, Bath.

“It’s a real honour to be asked to come back to College and share my knowledge with today’s students,” said Keith.

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