Kevin Andrew Morris’s most recent work engages with concepts of craft, material and place, motivated by an investigation of my own family heritage and material culture. Using research into the life of my grandfather (a fishing Ghillie in Aberdeenshire) Morris feels he has re-established a connection with a man he never met. By exploring objects owned by his grandfather, making site visits and collecting stories, he feels has uncovered a deeper understanding of our links to the past and the evolution of craft. Morris’s work facilitates conversations between found objects detached from their original environment and fabricated ceramic pieces, focusing on attitudes to survival through craft and the fragility of both the natural world and human condition.
Kevin Andrew Morris (b. Aberdeen UK) lives and works in Glasgow and across Scotland. Graduating with BA Hons in Ceramic Design in 2010 from The Glasgow School of Art he has gone on to exhibit his work nationally and internationally as well as work with a range of artists, institutions and on various public projects. Recent solo exhibitions include A Northern Soul at the Lighthouse, Glasgow (2015) and Woodend Barn, Aberdeenshire (2016) as well as Monarch of the Glen Ultimate Biscuit Tin, House for An Art Lover, Glasgow . He has exhibited in as well as curated exhibitions including State of Flux, An Talla Soalis (2013), Hunting for the Lost Crafts, Inverness Museum (2013) and Domesticated Habitats, Studio 41, Glasgow (2013). He was selected for the Glasgow Life Visual Arts and Crafts Mentoring award (2014) and his work featured as part of the Tallinn Applied Art Triennial The Art of Collecting in Estonia (2013). He has undertaken residencies at The Scottish Sculpture Workshop (2012), 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.