Philip Eglin (b. 1959) studied at Staffordshire Polytechnic and the Royal College of Art. His expressive ceramic works reflect and comment on contemporary culture. References are made to an array of sources including Northern Gothic religious woodcarvings, Chinese export porcelain, English folk ceramics and the language of symbols used on contemporary packaging.
Eglin produces work on a range of scales in earthenware and stoneware and makes small functional vessels through to large figurative, sculptural works. His post – modern aesthetic draws on many sources from popular and street culture, ceramic history through to high art and the Abstract Expressionist painters of the 1950s.
Eglin exhibits internationally and his work can be found in major international private and public collections. He was winner of the prestigious Jerwood Prize for Applied Arts: Ceramics in 1996.
SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS:
2016 ‘Kick the Bucket’, Marsden Woo Gallery, London 2015 ‘Slipping the Trail’ Aberystwyth Arts Centre & tour 2013 ‘Nice Pair of Jugs’, Marsden Woo Gallery, London 2011 British Ceramics Biennial, Stoke-on-Trent 2009 ‘Popes, Pin-ups and Pooches’, Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh 2008 ‘Hands Off Berbatov’, Barrett Marsden Gallery, London ‘Spiritual Heroes’, Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Nottingham 2007 ‘Borrowings’, Nottingham Museum & Art Gallery, Nottingham Dean Project, SOFA, New York 2006 Barrett Marsden Gallery, London 2005 Franklin Parrasch Gallery, New York 2004 Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh 2003 Garth Clark Gallery, New York Barrett Marsden Gallery, London 2001 Barrett Marsden Gallery, London Victoria & Albert Museum, London 2000 Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh Garth Clark Gallery, New York
British Council Victoria and Albert Museum, London, England Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, England National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh Liverpool Museum and Art Gallery, England Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, Birmingham, England Mint Museum, North Carolina, USA Stedelijk Museum, The Netherlands MIMA, Middlesbrough, England Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas, USA La Piscine Museum, Roubaix, France Sevres Museum, Paris, France
1996 Jerwood Prize for Applied Arts 1993 Arts Foundation Fellowship