City: High Wycombe
Region: South East
Gin Durham is a contemporary sculptor living and working in the UK. 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 inspiring and reminiscent of her distant childhood memories. She draws on imagery which has been shaped by treasured tales and translates them 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.