participant 36 Vase Parade; May 8 - July 2 at Terra Delft Gallery
Ken Eastman studied at Edinburgh College of Art and at the Royal College of Art, London.
Eastman’s work centres around the idea of the vessel. He uses the vessel as a subject - to give meaning and form to an expression. Working through the medium of ceramics, Eastman can be both builder and painter; handling shape and structure, as well as exploring tone and colour.
He exhibits widely and has won many awards, including the ‘Premio Faenza’, in Italy in 1995, the ‘Gold Medal’ at the 1st World Ceramic Exposition 2001 in Korea and the ‘President De la Generalitat Valencia’ at the 5th Biennale International De Ceramica, Manises, Spain. Eastman was elected as a member of the International Academy of Ceramics in 2003.
His work is held in numerous public collections including The Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park, Japan; The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, USA; The Powerhouse Museum Sydney, Australia; Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam, The Netherlands; Landesmuseum, Stuttgart; Musée des Arts Decoratifs de Montreal, Canada; The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge; Museo de Ceramica de Manises, Valencia and the Victoria & Albert Museum, London.
“Part of the reason for making (in fact a very large part) is to see things that I have never seen before - to build something that I cannot fully understand or explain.”