The inspiration for Gin Durham’s Ceramic work stems from traditions of storytelling and nursery rhymes. She draws on an imagination which has been shaped by treasured tales and imagery, translated into figures and wall pieces. Clay is such a wonderfully expressive material, lending itself to exploring emotional connections with all sorts of narratives. Gin’s material choice of clay as a medium is an extension of her drawing and illustrating practice; one informs the other. Her hands draw and shape the clay to represent fluid forms based on anatomically correct studies, though creativity enhances and exaggerates detail in the work. The pieces are hand built from stoneware and porcelain clays, often incorporating impressed elements. Gin works with engobes and underglazes, and finishes with transparent glaze and lustres or cold worked metals.