Edmund de Waal. Photo © Tom Jamieson

Edmund de Waal is an acclaimed British porcelain artist and writer. His work in porcelain has been shown in some of the most outstanding museums in the world, from the Victoria & Albert Museum to Waddesdon Manor. His books are deeply personal, starting with the autobiography of his family, “The Hare with the Amber Eyes”, told through a collection of 264 netsukes and their journey through European history they traveled with Edmund de Waal’s family. Edmund de Waal’s book, which was the starting point for the exhibition at the Musée Nissim de Camondo in Paris, also describes deeply personal aspects of the artist: “In my studio, I write to Moïse about collecting, about being Jewish, about food and dogs and Proust and family and belonging. And mourning. The letters multiply until there are fifty-eight Lettres à Camondo, a book.”