Derek Weisberg
New York and Los Angeles


Artist’s Statement

Derek Weisberg, was born in 1983, a “lifer” as they are often referred to.  He began sculpting at a very early age starting with the medium of mashed potatoes as soon as he could hold a fork and knife, moving onto action figure assemblage when he could load a hot glue gun, and at age 6 he transitioned into the medium of ceramics, which was the beginning of his lifelong love and ultimate passion.  He unwaveringly pursued ceramics sculpture throughout his child hood and teens, in Benicia CA where he was raised.  At age 18 he moved to Oakland, CA, to pursue his love for ceramics and art in general and attended California College of Arts and Crafts.  At CCAC he received several awards and graduated with high honors in 2005.  Since then Weisberg has co-owned his own gallery, Boontling Gallery, as well as curated numerous other shows.  He has also worked with highly esteemed artists such as Stephen De Staebler, Ursula von Rydingsvard, Manuel Neri, and many others.  In addition Weisberg has maintained a strong and demanding studio practice, exhibiting regionally, nationally, and internationally.  Weisberg has participated in over 75 shows in the last 5 years, and there are no sign of slowing down in the future.  Weisberg currently lives and works in NY and is a resident studio technician at Greenwich House Pottery

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