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.


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

Selected Collections:

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

Courtesy of Marsden Woo Gallery, London.  Images © Philip Sayer