Mr Edmund de Waal
MA, FRSA, OBE
Honorary Fellow, Alumnus 1983 English
Edmund de Waal has studied ceramics in both England and Japan. He is best known for his large scale installations, which have been exhibited around the world. He has had major interventions in many museums and public collections, including the Victoria and Albert Museum, Fitzwilliam Museum, Waddesdon Manor, Tate Britain and the National Museum of Wales. In Autumn 2013, de Waal opened his first major solo show in New York with the Gagosian Gallery and installed a work for the new Asian Pavilion at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. He is also known as an author and has written widely on art and ceramics. His family memoir, The Hare with Amber Eyes (2010), has been translated into nearly 30 languages and has won many literary prizes. In 2011 he was awarded an OBE for his services to art.