Duncan specializes in large-scale, freely thrown ceramics. The work is often made with thrown composites that are incised, modelled and

manipulated. Repeatedly the work is presented in multiples or clusters to highlight the experimentation and investigation of form. Inspiration is from a variety of sources, but the landscape, history and stories of his birthplace Stoke-on-Trent is a primary resource

for ideas.


At the heart of Clay Cargo, launched in 2013, were 100 hand-thrown cylindrical containers or saggars, each thrown by Duncan from a 12.5kg bag of 100 clays donated by Potclays. These saggars formed

an installation as part of the British Ceramics

Biennial at the Spode Factory in Stoke.