Derek L. Larson is a ceramics artist with a background in comics and illustration. He grew up in LaPlata, Maryland, where he first fell in love with sculpture and ceramics during high school. In 2006 Derek moved to Savannah to attend Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) and earned his MFA in Sequential Art, or comics, in 2010.
After a decade of making comics and paintings, Larson reconnected with his first artistic love - ceramics - in 2020. Derek continues to live in downtown Savannah, making art and enjoying the slow and sauntering life of the south. He finds inspiration from the architecture, natural beauty, and quirky characters in Savannah that bring this storybook city to life.