A sculptor’s circuitous journey through material and process
Author: Claudia Milburn
Publication date: July 2019
Size: 215 x 250 cm
Pages: 68 pp
Derek Morris is a British sculptor who was born into a family of crafts people from Birmingham in 1940.
The powerful influence of learning how to make things and the different materials available to do this has coloured his life as an artist.
He has lived and worked in Norfolk and Norwich for over fifty years. He trained at Newcastle upon Tyne
University in the Fine Art Department under important artists Victor Pasmore and Richard Hamilton.
He became a member of staff there before leaving to take up a post at Norwich School of Art in order to develop a Degree level course in Sculpture. It became a first choice Course during the seventies and
eighties. He retired in 1990 to concentrate on his sculpture and became President of the Royal Society of
British Sculptors in 1999, remaining in the post for five years.