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De Waal, Edmund Arthur Lowndes free

OBE 2011

Born 10 Sept. 1964; s of Rev. Victor Alexander de Waal , qv ; m 1997, Susan Chandler; two s one d

artist and writer


Trinity Hall, Cambridge (BA 1st cl. Hons (English Lit.) 1986; Hon. Fellow 2009); Sheffield Univ. (Postgrad. Dip. Japanese Lang. 1992)


Apprenticeship with Geoffrey Whiting, 1981–83; Cwm Pottery, 1986–88; studios in: Sheffield, 1988–92; London, 1993–. Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundn Schol., 1991–93; University of Westminster: Leverhulme Special Res. Fellow, 1999–2001; Sen. Res. Fellow in Ceramics, 2000–02; Prof. of Ceramics, 2004–11. Trustee, Victoria and Albert Mus., 2011–. Mem., Adv. Cttee, Royal Mint, 2012–. FRSA 1996; Sen. FRCA 2012. Solo exhibitions include: Galerie Besson, London, 1997; Garth Clark Gall., NY, 1998; High Cross House, Dartington Hall, 1999; Geffrye Mus., London, 2002; New Art Centre, Roche Court, Salisbury, 2004; Mus. of Wales, 2005; Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge, 2007; Middlesbrough Inst. of Modern Art, 2007; V&A Mus., 2009; Alan Cristea, London, 2010, 2012; Waddesdon Manor, 2012; Gagosian, NY, 2013, LA, 2016; Fitzwilliam Mus., 2013–14; Turner Contemp., 2014; RA, 2015; Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin, 2016; Kunsthaus Graz, 2016; Kunsthistorisches Mus., Vienna, 2016; Artipelag, Stockholm, 2017. Hon. DPhil: Arts London, 2013; Sheffield, 2013; Nottingham, 2014; Hon. Dr Canterbury Christ Church, 2014; DUniv York, 2016. Windham-Campbell Prize for Non-Fiction, Yale Univ., 2015


Bernard Leach, 1998, 3rd edn 2014; 20th Century Ceramics, 2003; The Hare with Amber Eyes, 2010 (Costa Biog. Award, Ondaatje Prize, RSL, 2011); The Pot Book, 2011; The White Road, 2015

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J. H. L. de Waal