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Belfast-based ceramicist Derek Wilson graduated from the University of Ulster in 2007 with an MA in Applied Arts. He runs a successful contemporary studio practice that focuses on producing a range of hand-thrown porcelain tableware as well as a selection of sculptural objects. He has exhibited extensively throughout the UK, Ireland and Europe and his work has featured in Wallpaper magazine’s ‘Handmade’ Milan exhibition. His practice as a ceramicist draws inspiration from a diverse range of sources – from mid-century British Constructivism to the history of the ceramic industry in Europe and Asia, with an aim to push the boundaries of a traditional and diverse art form through playing with its aesthetics, materiality and processes.
Derek uit Belfast voert een succesvolle hedendaagse studio die zich richt op het produceren van handgemaakt serviesgoed en een selectie beeldhouwwerken. Hij heeft veelvuldig geëxposeerd in het Verenigd Koninkrijk, Ierland en Europa.
A curated collection of studio ceramic pieces that reference functional elements yet retain a sculptural aesthetic. The selective colour palette and quality of finish and form reflect local elements within the historical landscape where the pieces are produced. Their colour, shape and materiality reference the ideas of restraint, containment and minimalism. All pieces are hand thrown; some are made in sections and then constructed when the clay is leather-hard. Pieces with an engobe finish are fired up to five times with layers of the engobe painted on between each firing until the required quality and depth of finish are achieved.
Porcelain and stoneware, high-fired with an engobe finish and glazed interiors.