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Philip Eglin: Slipping the Trail

Phil Eglin

Philip Eglin studied at Staffordshire Polytechnic and the Royal College of Art, London. He first came to the fore as a major British ceramicist in the 1990s noted for his figure sculpture and lively drawing on ceramics. He was awarded the Jerwood Prize for Applied Arts in 1996. David Whiting has called him a ‘museum raider’ but in fact his diverse sources range from children’s drawing and writing and plastic packaging through to Gothic woodcarvings, Renaissance paintings, Chinese porcelain and folk ceramics. He will talk about his work, his eclectic borrowings and the development of the project with Aberystwyth University responding to the slipware in the collection.