Gin Durham is a contemporary sculptor. Her sculptural animal pieces are exhibited in galleries across the UK and feature in international private collections. Initially working as a commercial illustrative and design artist she now sculpts in stoneware and porcelain clay.
From an early age Gin has been fascinated by animal behaviours and the way in which they are represented in culture, particularly in the genre of storytelling. Her quirky and imaginative ceramics are inspired by imagery shaped by treasured tales, into beautifully sculpted work, rich in humour, character and detail.
Every animal is unique; individually sculpted in stoneware or porcelain, incorporating textile impressed elements and finished with oxides, glaze and gold or platinum lustres.
All of the work is kiln fired three times at varying temperatures in order to enhance the depth of colour in the finish.
Each piece is informed by the rich historical value of traditional ceramics, combined with the multilayered textile surface finish and precious metals.