My inspiration this week comes from a blog entry on The Royal Academy of Art’s website:
My studio life: Edmund de Waal (by Harriet Baker)
I love the story they tell about Edmund de Waal’s studio and practice. His workspace is very serene, beautifully minimal, clean and quiet. His work is just that. His surroundings reflect in his ceramics. Eveything is very simple and concentrates on the essence, on the substance.
Waal’s new book, “The White Road: A Pilgrimage of Sorts” talks about the history of porcelain, from its beginnings in Jingdezhen, China, and how it became popular in early English porcelain production. Waal is as obsessed with porcelain as I am, so I am looking forward to read the book. I have started his book from 2010 “The Hare with Amber Eyes” and this is a good opportunity to finish it.