Private Passions

Edmund de Waal

About this programme

Michael Berkeley welcomes potter and writer Edmund de Waal, internationally renowned for his porcelain vessels, which can be seen in museums and galleries all over the world. The son of a dean of Canterbury Cathedral, he was educated at the King's School, Canterbury, where he was taught pottery by Geoffrey Whiting, a disciple of Bernard Leach. De Waal is also a writer whose books include Twentieth Century Ceramics and a memoir The Hare with Amber Eyes: A Hidden Inheritance. Passionate about music since childhood, he selects music including sacred works by Orlando Gibbons, Bach and Gesualdo, plus pieces by John Adams, Brian Eno, Moby, Mozart and Britten.

Cast and crew


Sarah Cropper