My research and investigation for this body of work is twofold: one is my response to the landscape at Caithness, with its coastline of sea trade and the search for sanctuary; the other is about those places of contemplation and meditation that currently cannot be accessed, forcing the need for us to create our own spiritual spaces. The installation, Cathedral for One, is a physical presence built for one body and one mind. It is a metaphor for solitariness and isolation, darkness to light.
Durran’s work has been exhibited internationally and can be found in the collections of institutions including Corning Museum of Glass, New York; Yelagin Palace Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia; and the National Glass Centre, Sunderland, UK. Based in London, he is the current curator for the British Glass Biennale, a trustee of the Crafts Council, UK, and a Glass Art Society board member.