Edmund de Waal

In Day One and Colourfield de Waal takes up related but different themes, moving away from a specific eastern context into one that is more neutral, one that makes reference to the wider history of ceramics in bringing together studio and factory.  Conscious of the powerful heritage of reduction-fired porcelain and aware of how this forcefully frames any reading of the work, de Waal has been rethinking the way we perceive vessels, whether as objects of interest in their own right, or in their ability to serve as metaphors for feelings and perceptions.  These new pieces explore the idea of interior space, ‘interiority’ as he describes it, in work that, engagingly, both exposes and obscures.
Emmanuel Cooper

Born  1964 Nottingham

 Senior Research Fellowship, University of Westminster
1999  Leverhulme Special Research Fellowship
2000  Sheffield University, Post Grad Dipl. in Japanese Language
1991  Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Scholarship
1983-86  Cambridge University, BA (Hons) English Literature
Selected Exhibitions
2003  Masterpieces of European Decorative Arts, Turin
White, Ingleby Gallery, Edinburgh
Edmund de Waal, Contemporary Applied Arts, solo
2002  Ceramic Rooms, Geffrye Museum, London
Ceramic Modernism, Gardiner Museum, Toronto
2001  Jerwood Prize for Ceramics, Crafts Council
2000  Los Angeles County Museum of Art
1999  High Cross House, Dartington Hall, Devon, solo

Public Collections
Crafts Council
Victoria & Albert Museum
British Council
Contemporary Arts Society
National Museum of Scotland
The Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation 




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