Jack Durling is a sculptural ceramicist who creates artworks that are emotively driven by his passion for conservation and wildlife. Celebratory of the animal species depicted, decorative techniques are often combined unconventionally. These organic embellishments create a visual language that subtly highlights beauty with underlying irony.

Inspired by the mass trafficking of animals and climate change these themes feature heavily in Jacks collections. Each piece starts with a coil of clay with this narrative being encapsulated in each bespoke piece, creating a voice for those that cannot speak for themselves.
Having spent much time in Dungeness as a child, textural contrasts have evolved as a recognisable feature in his approach. The layering of materials see’s him cross over harmoniously between ceramics and painting.

Notably his creative practise has seen him develop large scaled installation pieces with The Blind Veterans UK and Educational Institutions, as well as having shown at prolific events both nationally and internationally.

Jack is a Craft Council, Hothouse 2020 Talent.


New 2021

  • Objet Trouve · High Street · Alfriston, East Sussex

  • Lingwood and Samuel · Church Street · Goldaming, Surrey

New Ashgate Gallery · Wagon Yard, Lower Church Lane · Farnham

The Biscuit Factory · Stoddart Street · Newcastle

For Arts Sake · Bond Street · Ealing, London

Naked Eye Gallery · 70 Western Road · Hove

Cecilia Colman Gallery · St Johns Wood High Street · London


Bleeding For Gold


Cloaked Cetacea




Biome Legacy


Relic Dynasties

In The Community

Terra Mural

Terra Mural

Japanese Windsocks

Aldrich Windsocks

British Tiled Mural Blind Veterans UK

British Tiled Mural

Workshops Valley Park School