Derek studied anthropology and linguistics at Boston University and earned his BA in advertising. He moved to Savannah and completed his MFA in Sequential Art from Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) in 2011.
Today, Derek makes ceramic artifacts and sculptures inspired by stories and people.
There's a real energy in the forms and marks he makes, which stems from staying present in the moment of action in order "to have a conversation with the material."
The work is passion and play. To a serious level.