Edmund de Waal in his studioEdmund de Waal is an artist and writer. Born in 1964, de Waal is best known for his large-scale installations of porcelain vessels, which are informed by his passion for architecture, space and sound. His work has been exhibited throughout the UK and internationally, with recent exhibitions at Artipleag, Stockholm; Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna; Kunsthaus, Graz; Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin; Gagosian Gallery, Beverley Hills and New York; and the Royal Academy in London.

De Waal has been widely published. His family memoir, The Hare with Amber Eyes (2010), has won many literary awards and is an international bestseller, with editions published in over thirty languages. His second book, The White Road, was published in 2015. The same year he was awarded the Windham-Campbell Prize for non-fiction by Yale University.

Edmund De Waal was made an OBE in 2011 and CBE in 2021, both for his services to art. He has been on the Advisory Committee for The Royal Mint since 2012 and is currently a Trustee for The Saturday Club and the Victoria and Albert Museum, and a Patron of Paintings in Hospitals. He lives and works in London.