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Derek Wilson Ceramics

Derek Wilson graduated from the University of Ulster with a Masters in ceramics in 2007.

Derek creates art-based objects for gallerie commissions and functional tableware.

“My work is about capturing the fluidity and quality of a line, an angle, a plane and resonates of constructivist theories and processes. I am concerned with the space the form creates, interior and exterior and the light and shadows the form casts and reveals. Within the work social, personal, historical and aesthetic concerns interact to challenge preconceptions of throwing a form from an amorphous material yet not necessarily seeking the look of the handmade.”

Materials Used:

    Ceramics

Product Types:

    Sculpture,Tableware

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Exhibitions
2007 MA Show, University of Ulster, Belfast
2007 “Ignition”, Ormeau Baths Gallery, Belfast
2006 “Ignition”, Clotsworthy Arts Centre, Antrim
2006 “Ignition”, Flowerfield Arts Centre, Portstewart
2006 Postgraduate Show, Switch Room, Belfast
2002 Graduate Show, Design Yard, Kilkenny Selected retail/trade fairs: 2007 New Designers, London
2006 New Designers, London

Awards
2007 Third Level Postgraduate Award, Crafts Council of Ireland
2006 Richard K Degenhardt, Beleek Collectors’ Scholarship

Commissions
Derek’s work is available to public and private commission.

Publications
2009 Perspective Magazine, Jan – Feb

Contact Details

Ceramics Department
University of Ulster
York Street
Belfast
BT15 1ED

Tel: 02890 267220 / 07854 045835