1959 · United Kingdom
Philip Eglin’s post-modern aesthetic draws on many sources from popular culture and ceramic history through to high art and from Gothic Madonnas to Abstract Expressionist painters of the 1950s. Frequent use of graffiti elements carry playful references to street culture and his sculptures often incorporate pieces moulded from everyday objects such as coke bottles or throw-away plastic. Although most noted for his figures, he also makes large bucket-vessels and more recently has created installations of jugs, which evoke medieval forms. Eglin produces work on a range of scales in earthenware and stoneware from small functional vessels to large figurative, sculptural works. Philip Eglin studied at Staffordshire Polytechnic and the Royal College of Art, London. He was winner of the prestigious Jerwood Prize for Applied Arts in 1996 and exhibits internationally. His work is held in numerous, major public and private collections including the Stedelijk Museum in the Netherlands, the Mint Museum in North Carolina, USA, the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge, the British Council and Victoria and Albert Museum in London.