Paul Jenkins and his team create beautiful sculptures of animals from ceramic. Paul's inspirations come from his love of nature especially British wildlife. Many of his pieces are inspired from direct observations of wild animals in their natural habitat. Our collection of Paul’s sculptures are cast from his original modelling, then slip cast and raku-fired, giving each piece its own unique crackled finish and character.
Paul Jenkins was born in the West Midlands, England in 1949. He first started his career in art the early 70's sculpting in wood but found himself drawn to sculpting in clay and wax. He went on to study ceramics at Dudley College of Art. Within five years Paul had a growing customer base that included galleries and private collectors. To gain more experience Paul worked as a commercial designer for various companies around the world including the Metropolitan Museum in New York.
At iapetus we spend a lot of time carefully sourcing and picking the pieces we offer. Everything you see has been crafted to a high standard, ethically sourced, be that made in the UK or fairly traded from our International artisans, and lastly is quirky and unusual - something which should surprise, delight and inspire you to gift buying greatness!