Duran (b. 1980) is a Dumaguete-based terra cotta artist who hails from a family of potters from Daro. He received early training from his father and fondly remembers growing up into the brick-business his grandfather built. He enhanced his skills in pottery making and clay research while working with Japanese volunteers invited by the Department of Science and Technology (2007). Duran is a constant resource person for pottery workshops with the local art community and the DOST. He has exhibited in group shows in Negros Island and Manila since 2003.