Derek Wilson graduated from the University of Ulster in 2007 with an MA in Fine and Applied Arts specialising in Ceramics. Since completing the ‘Making It’ residency program in 2009 he has continued to exhibit extensively through out the UK and Ireland and was recently selected and featured in Wallpaper* magazine’s ‘Handmade’ Milan exhibition.
His studio based production has gained international recognition and he is currently represented by galleries in Japan and Zurich.
'My practice as a ceramist centres on the making of a diverse range of contemporary objects – from the functional to the sculptural. I always start with the same process, the potter’s wheel being my predominant tool, but my work is never static or fixed and in some ways reflects the multifarious identities of contemporary ceramics – a twenty-first century hybridization of studio potter and conceptual artist.'