Scottish ceramic sculptor Julian Jardine has created numerous works featuring chimpanzees, gorillas and orangutans. He studied in Dundee at the Jordanstone Art College and has a degree in ceramic design. Jardine has taught ceramic sculpture/design and conducted workshops for children and adults. He was an artist in residence at Worcester Centre for Craft, Worcester, Massachusetts. Over the years Jardine has worked craft and trade fairs, completed freelance contracts for businesses, and shown his work in a number of galleries. In 2008 the sculptor opened the Jardine Gallery and Workshop, in Perth, Scotland, providing space for exhibitors from the UK and overseas, and lessons for children and adults. Exhibitions focus on nature and wildlife.