Hand built ceramic sculpture inspired by the phenomena of the natural world
Now Showing at Brighton and Hove Open House Fetival
May 7&8 | 14&15 | 21&22 | 28&29
Jack Durling is a sculptural ceramicist who creates artwork that is emotively driven by his passion for conservation and love of wildlife. Inspired by the phenomena of the natural world his work is celebratory of the animals depicted focusing upon natural behaviours and animal congregation. Notably using decorative embellishments to subtly highlight environmental and conservational messages.
Having spent a lot of time in Dungeness as a child, known for its very wild scenery and textures, Jack developed his interest in wildlife. Textural contrasts have evolved as a recognisable feature in Jack’s work.
Notably, his practise has extended to large-scale installation pieces with Blind Veterans UK and educational institutions such as Valley Park School in Kent, where Jack first learnt to hand build in ceramics, and is now an ambassador.
Jack is a Craft Council Hothouse 2020 talent and donates 10% of proceeds from each sale of his artwork to animal charities in relation to each piece.