Edmund de Waal
Edmund de Waal is one of the world's leading ceramic artists. His work has been widely exhibited and he has most recently created major installations for the V&A and Tate Britain. He was apprenticed as a potter before studying English at Cambridge. He has written widely on art and ceramics, including books on Bernard Leach and 20th-century ceramics. His memoir, The Hare with Amber Eyes, was published by Chatto and Windus in 2010 and has won the Costa Biography Award, New Writer of the Year at the Galaxy Book Award, the Royal Society of Literature Ondaatje Prize and the Independent Booksellers Book Prize. In 2011 he was awarded an OBE for services to art. He lives with his family in London. He was appointed a Trustee of the V&A on 1st Dec 2011.
In 2012, Edmund de Waal at Waddesdon comprised a series of new pieces made in response to the extant collections and interiors at Waddesdon Manor. The installations were some of de Waal's most significant and sculptural works to date.
Following the great success of The Pot Book and The Hare with Amber Eyes , de Waal is currently writing another book for publication in 2014.