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Postgraduate Showcase – Kevin Morris

Thursday 24 September 2020

Kevin Andrew Morris works
Kevin Andrew Morris graduated with a BA (Hons) in Ceramic Design in 2010 and has gone on to exhibit his work nationally and internationally as well as working with a range of artists, institutions and on various public projects.

Based in Aberdeen, Kevin is often referred to as a ‘Nomadic Ceramicist’, working across Scotland.

He recently took part in Robert Gordon University’s Creative Entrepreneurship short course, which was launched earlier in the year to provide fully-funded business development support. 

His work will be on display in the Gray’s School of Art Postgraduate Showcase which goes live on Friday, September 25, and will be featured within the innovative graysdegree.show site, which was created by local agency, Design and Code, for the undergraduate Gray’s Virtual Degree Show in July.

Kevin has used his time on the course, which had to be delivered entirely online with the onset of lockdown, to develop his skills and hone his business. 

“The opportunity to continue to learn from and alongside others was an invaluable experience, as was the chance to undertake a focused period of research and development. 

“The time, support and space available over the course of the Creative Entrepreneurship allowed me to focus on the development of my practice, as well as continue to ways of making alongside others pushing my practice in new directions with newfound knowledge and tools.

“I have been using the time to research, explore new ways to be creative, connect and engage with others. These connections feel even more relevant in this time of social distancing and self-Isolation where artists are forced to consider new ways of working, maintaining connection and embracing change.”

Kevin’s artistic practice and the business he derives from that, through exhibitions, commissions, teaching and residency opportunities, have evolved throughout his time on the short course, but at the core remains his interest in his own family heritage and material culture. 

“I have come to realise that my story embodies my practice and invokes an experience for my audience. Through my skill as a storyteller I hope to continue to connect with customers through my business with newfound understanding.

“My ambitions within my business are to continue to develop my story using the entrepreneurial tools and models that have furthered my goal of establishing a viable, sustainable creative business and given me the confidence, self-awareness and authenticity to apply them.

“Ultimately I feel my own business purpose is aligned and part of the creative industry’s in Scotland, aspiring to continue to contribute to my sector of crafts."

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