Hand built ceramic sculpture inspired by the phenomena of the natural world
Jack Durling is a Brighton based artist who is inspired by the phenomena of the natural world creating bespoke ceramic sculptures that are celebratory of animal species. Focusing on natural behaviour and animal congregation, his work is notable for decorative embellishment.
Lustres and porcelain details upon ceramic forms are used to create a visual language that subtly highlights environmental and conservation messages. His work is hand built using a variety of methods and informed through illustration that is realised in clay and distinct for his unique style.
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.
Jack is a Craft Council alumni and has work in their permanent collection. He exhibits in reputable shows nationally and stocked in respected galleries across the UK. He is also a sessional tutor at the presitgious Westdean College of Art and Craft Conservation.
Jack is the artist behind the Shared Memories Mural a freestanding permanent public art sculpture installed in Maidstone, Mote Park 2023. He has donated percentage of sales to animal welfare charities and was notably shortlisted and a commended artist for the David Shepherd Wildlife Artist of The Year 2022, for his Penguin Colony.
Jacks work has featured in the Amazon series The Power and The Great Pottery Throw Down Season 6.
We had been following Jacks work for some time, first seeing his work in The Open House Festival Brighton, we decided to commision him with our very own bears. They are truly wonderful they say something about both my husband and I, we enjoy seeing them in our home everyday.
Jane, Henfield, East Sussex.