An MPhil research project at the Royal College of Art allowed him to explore how his interest in digital technology could be developed and combined with the craft skills that he had acquired during his previous experience as a potter.

Through this he investigates the relationship between hand and digital tools.  He is particularly interested in how the tacit knowledge and sensibility to the 3 dimensional object, developed through extended ceramic practice can affect and influence the approach to the creation of objects using digital technology.

As a member of a unique generation that has bridged the digital divide, he firmly believes that he is able to contrast and compare life before and after the invention of the personal computer. For Eden it is a matter of choice, as life at the beginning of the 21st century has furnished makers with a wider choice of tools, materials and processes with which to realise ideas and concepts. All have their place, the new does not replace the old; the key is to make appropriate use of them.

Having attracted wide media and public attention, his work is exhibited internationally and acquired by a growing number of international Art Galleries and collectors.


2015      ‘Michael Eden: History Re-printed’. Solo exhibition at The Holburne
               Museum, Bath
2014      ‘Out of Sight: Drawing in the Lives of Makers’, Contemporary
               Applied Arts, London
               ‘British Design: From William Morris to the Digital Revolution’
               Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow
2013      ‘The Language of Process’, Special Collections Gallery,
               Manchester Metropolitan University
2013-14 ‘Out of Hand – Materialising the Postdigital’, Museum of Arts &
                Design, New York
2014      ‘Seamless:  The Digital in Design’, Museum of Architecture &
                Design, Ljubljana, Slovenia
2013      ‘In Dialogue with the Baroque’, Galerie Handwerk, Munich
                ‘Making & Drawing’, Harley Gallery, Nottinghamshire
2012      10 Downing St. London
               ‘Send to Print, Print to Send, Aram Gallery, London
2011-14 ‘The Tool at Hand’, Milwaukee Art Gallery and US tour
2008-present with Adrian Sassoon: Masterpiece, London, London; SOFA
New York; TEFAF, Maastricht; Pavilion of Art & Design, London and New York; Collect, London; International Ceramics Fair, London; London Art Fair
2010-12 LabCraft (touring Crafts Council exhibition)
2010      Venice Biennale
               Salone Internazionale del Mobile
               Berlin Design Festival
               Lodz Design Festival, Poland
2009      Object Factory II, Museum of Art & Design, New York
2008      ‘Treasury of Digital Form’, Galerie Handwerk, Munich
2008      Royal College of Art, London

Courtesy of Adrian Sassoon