We love Edmund de Waal’s pieces… they just beg to be touched. So, we couldn’t let his medal at London’s Craft Week to go unnoticed on our end. Last month, de Waal was honored for his amazing creativity and craftsmanship.
This award, presented on Opening Night at the Victoria and Albert Museum, is traditionally given to the artist who demonstrates innovation and has enhanced his field substantially. De Waal was an easy choice!
The British artist learned pottery at a young age and spend substantial time in Japan… honing his craft. His ceramic vessels are usually presented in a monochromatic arrangement and are displayed at museums throughout the world
De Waal said, about receiving the award, “It’s a ridiculous pleasure, receiving this award in my favorite museum. Craft is a way of thinking about the world. Craft crosses all kinds of boundaries, it’s about head, heart, eyes and hands”. He said that being presented this award was a special pleasure he was especially proud of!