Featured Artist on Local Ghost

Local Ghost recently posted a quick mention on my work, its really nice when the viewer “gets” it. I love the quick write up. Peep it:

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Full Circle: a conversation with Derek about human expression via improvising with hands and Earth.

I recently linked up with Joshua Kogan, the web extraordinaire, and agile mind, who started Local flux. We had a little chat about a lot of things, Joshua had several interesting questions, which I don’t get asked often. It was a fun conversation. Read my new interview here:

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I love Arkitip magazine, and they showed some love back!

I love Arkitip and they showed some love back!

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Complex Magazine Studio Visit Video!!!!

I am happy to share with you a studio visit video interview done by Complex Magazine, featuring my new series of deceased rapper canopic jars.

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Spain’s Lamono Magazine feature

Lamono Magazine, based in Spain recently did a feature on my work. The post is in Spanish, so if you can read Spanish you’re in luck, if not you can just look at the pictures. Thanks to Lamono Magazine!

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Fountainhead residency

I am posting from sunny muggy Meyeaaammmii! I will be calling this city home for a month as I am a resident artist at the Fountainhead residency, an absolutely wonderful place, and opportunity run by two amazing and incredibly warm people.

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Listen to the interview on Mia’s World Radio show,

If you missed the live version of my radio interview on Mia’s World. You are in luck, it has been archived and can be listened to anytime you want now.

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Mia’s World Internet Radio interview 5/29

Anyone ever wonder what my art is about and never heard me talk about it? Anyone West Coast homies missing my voice? Anyone miss my lecture in Minneapolis? Anyone want to know about life in NY? well tune in tomorrow night EST 9pm to Mia”s World, an internet radio program and listen live to me talking about my life and art. Check the link here to listen live:

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I’m headed to the “Minne” (Minneapolis)

Thursday morning bright and early I will be headed to Minneapolis where upon arrival I will be giving a lecture at the Northern Clay center. I will stay through the weekend and attend the exhibition opening of, “Self Contained”, which I will have 7 new works included. In between the Lecture and the opening, you will find me at the Walker Museum, The 5th Element, Muddy Waters, and wondering the streets of Minnesnowda (thank goodness its not the winter). More pictures and documentation to follow, upon my arrival back to NY.

Here’s all the info you need on the Northern Clay Center and the show:

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Nancy Smith from Art Lovers NY reviews Porcelain Promises

Nancy Smith of Art Lovers New York Blog visited my show Porcelain Promises and did a quick review, peep it:

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Shaun Roberts is the man! promo video for Porcelain Promises at GHP

A few months ago, Shaun Robertscame out to my studio in NY. We hung out, chatted, art, ideas, life, we explored the city, and he took some AMAZING shots of my studio and me working. His photographs are sexy and mysterious, grimy and gorgeous. He put some of them together in this absolutely beautiful, and thoughtful video. He was able to capture in the photographs and video, many ideas and concerns that I have with my sculpture. Watch and enjoy this visual candy!

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Clay’s Forgiveness, feature on HandEye magazine, by Rebeca Schiller

“I love how finicky and difficult porcelain is to hand build and sculpt with; it presents nice and fun challenges. In its finickiness, the clay can crack easily, and I have been playing with these cracks.”

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