Siobhan Davies + Edmund de Waal

Edmund de Waal

Edmund de Waal is both a potter and a writer. He was apprenticed to Geoffrey Whiting and studied English at Cambridge University . He has received both a Daiwa Scholarship and a Leverhulme Fellowship and is now Professor of Ceramics at the University of Westminster. His work is widely exhibited and is in the collection of thirty international museums. Amongst his many publications are several that focus on Japan , Korea and Orientalism including Bernard Leach (Tate 1998), 20th Century Ceramics (Thames & Hudson 2003) and Rethinking Bernard Leach (2007). The hare with the amber eyes will be published in June 2010 by Chatto. His most recent installation, Signs & Wonders, was commissioned by the V&A to commemorate the opening of the new Ceramics Galleries in 2009.

Siobhan Davies

Siobhan Davies advocates for the wider recognition of dance as a significant and extraordinary art form. She created her first piece Relay in 1972 and has made over 40 works for Siobhan Davies Dance, and other companies including Artangel, The Royal Ballet and Rambert. Her work has won numerous awards including an Olivier and South Bank Show Award and much of it has been filmed for television.