Born 1955, Blackburn, England
1972-1974 Foundation Course, Blackburn College of Technology & Design, Blackburn
1974-1975 Industrial Design, Leeds Polytechnic, Leeds
1981- 2006 Victoria & Michael Eden Pottery made functional slipware
2006- 2008 Royal College of Art, London, MPhil
2008 Ceramic Futures Award, RSA Design Directions
2005 Donald Potter Prize, Conran Foundation Award
Michael Eden began his career as a ceramicist in 1981, working in partnership with his wife, Victoria Eden. They set up their first studio in Multum-in-Parvo, Kendal, Cumbria and later relocated to Cumbria in 1987. They worked together to create a variety of traditionally fired ceramic forms, predominantly in slipcast earthenware in addition to lecturing and publishing technical information on the process of their craft. Eden was accepted for an MPhil by the Royal College of Art in 2006, where he was able to experiment with rapid prototyping processes and apply them to expand his practice beyond the limitations of traditional ceramic processes.