North Sea thinkers
Kevin Andrew Morris
Initially undertaking Three Dimensional Design at Grays School of Art Morris went on to graduate with BA (Hons) in Ceramic Design in 2010 from The Glasgow School of Art. Since he has gone on to exhibit his work nationally and internationally as well as work with a range of artists, institutions and work on various public projects. Currently based in Glasgow Morris is often referred to as a ‘Nomadic Ceramicist’ working across Scotland.
Working within archival and heritage based projects has been central to Morris’s current work and development. His most recent work engages with concepts of craft, material and place, initially motivated by an investigation of his own family heritage and material culture. Ultimately his current work looks to encourage its audience to consider how they interact with their own habitats, be they man made or natural, as well our collective connections to heritage and tradition.
Recent solo exhibitions include Heritage is the Context for All that Happens at Grays School of Art in Aberdeen and Meet Me in The Woods at Assynt Ceramics Gallery.
He was selected for the Glasgow Life Visual Arts and Crafts Mentoring award in 2014 and 2017 and his work featured as part of the Tallinn Applied Art Triennial, The Art of Collecting, in Estonia 2013.
Morris was commissioned by the Expatriate Archive in The Hague in 2018 for their 10th Anniversary Project, Saudade. He has undertaken residencies with Djim Bergner, Eindhoven in 2011, The Scottish Sculpture Workshop in 2012, and with Ice Cream Architecture as part of the Naked Craft Network exhibition touring Canada over 2015/2016 and Scotland over 2016/2017 as well as the Kiln Raising residency at The Banff Centre during 2016.
Most recently, Morris was in residence at Guldagergaard International Ceramic Research Center in Denmark as part of the Wood Fire YAIR.