Studio Morison

Fellows - Conceptual and Performance Artists

Melissa Johns

Fellow - Actor

John Bulmer

Fellow - Photographer and Film-maker

Fred Baier

Fellow - Furniture Artist/Designer

Celia Birtwell, CBE

Fellow - Textile Designer

Stephen Cox RA

Fellow - Sculptor

Susan Cross

Fellow - Jeweller and Jerwood Prize winner

John de la Cour

Fellow - Grantmaker and former Chair of Governors

Edmund de Waal

Fellow - Ceramicist and Writer

Peter Florence CBE

Fellow - Director of the Hay Festival

Andrew Foster

Fellow - Illustrator

Professor Sir Christopher Frayling

Fellow - Former Rector of the Royal College of Arts

Nell Gifford

Fellow - Performance Artist

Wally Gilbert

Fellow: Artist and Jeweller

Richard Heatly

Fellow - Former Principal of Hereford College of Arts

Peter Parkinson

Fellow - Artist Blacksmith

Shani Rhys James MBE

Fellow - Painter and Jerwood Prize winner

John Makepeace OBE

Fellow - Furniture Designer and Maker

Don McCullin CBE

Fellow - Photojournalist

Margo Selby

Fellow - Textile Artist

Nick Sharratt

Fellow - Illustrator

Lady Frances Sorrell

Fellow - Co-founder of Sorrell Foundation

Lisbee Stainton

Fellow - Singer-Songwriter

Jo Stone-Fewings

Fellow - Actor

Sir Roy Strong

Fellow - Historian, Broadcaster and Writer

Clare Woods

Fellow - Painter

Professor Phil Cleaver

Fellow - Graphic Designer, Artist and Author.

Lucy Jones

Fellow - Painter

Richard Quinnell MBE

Fellow - Blacksmith

Jackie Morris

Fellow - Illustrator

Seetal Solanki

Fellow - Materials Designer, Researcher and Writer

Edmund de Waal is one of the world’s leading artists working in ceramics today.

He became fascinated with ceramics at an early age and vividly remembers making his first pot at the age of five. He read English at Cambridge and was apprenticed to the potter, Geoffrey Whiting. He spent a further year studying at the Mejiro Ceramics Studio in Tokyo.

Edmund started his ceramic career making functional stoneware pots on the Welsh borders and then moved to Sheffield where he started working with porcelain, describing it as, “the great taboo material; it doesn’t do any of the ‘proper’ work of a pot”. He studied Japanese both in Sheffield and whilst working at the Japanese Folk Crafts Museum in Tokyo, and throughout the 90s continued to develop the making of porcelain objects in a way that was to epitomise his style.

Edmund is also widely known as an award-winning writer. In 2010, his book, The Hare with Amber Eyes, became an international bestseller. He was appointed a Trustee of the V&A and awarded an OBE for his services to art in 2011.

Image by Steven Joyce.