13 Nov 2015

Edmund de Waal: the power of porcelain

From Great Encounters, 10:46 am on 13 November 2015
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Edmund de Waal Photo: Hannah Jones

The porcelain creations of Edmund de Waal are exhibited in museums and galleries around the world.

His 2010 memoir, The Hare with Amber Eyes: A Hidden Inheritance, was an international award-winning best-seller, and his new book, The White Road: a Pilgrimage of Sorts (Chatto & Windus), tells the story of his obsession with porcelain, and the history of this “white gold”.

The book is a mix of travel and memoir and tells the history of the material - moving from ancient China to Dachau.

He talks to Kim Hill from his London workshop.

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