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. The Scottish Gallery has exhibited Eglin’s work since the 1980’s. His 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. He works in both the figurative and the abstract, using his forms as a canvas or vehicle for whatever narrative he is exploring. He also creates garnitures or installations of both small scale and larger works.

‘I see myself as continuing a strong ceramic tradition of borrowing ideas, for both form and surface, from examples found in other media. I enjoy being flippant and subversive, making fusions of seemingly disparate historical and contemporary subjects in an attempt to achieve a balance between the high and the lowbrow, the reverent and the irreverent, the sophisticated and the crude.’ - Philip Eglin

His fourth solo show, Popes, Pin ups and Pooches, was his last solo show at The Scottish Gallery in August 2009. The full, dynamic range of artistic and expressive skill which flows from Eglin's rich, eclectic and symbolic palette is apparent in all of his work, there is the familiar iconography of Madonnas and Christs, popes, pin-ups, dogs and of course football.  Middlesborough Institute of Modern Art acquired a major piece for their collection from this exhibition.

Public collections include: 

Victoria and Albert Museum, London; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; Potteries Museum, Stoke-on-Trent; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas, USA; Mint Museum, North Carolina,USA

Philip Eglin was the subject of a solo exhibition - 'Unfinished Business' that formed part of our Festival exhibition programme in August 2017.

  • Standing Nude I
    Philip Eglin

    Standing Nude I

    2017
    cobalt slips under a lead glaze earthenware
    H:20cm W:8cm D:11cm
    £4,500
    Photograph: Oliver Eglin
  • Oval Dish XX
    Philip Eglin

    Oval Dish XX

    2017
    slip decorated, lead glazed, red earthenware
    D:31cm
    £595
  • Oval Dish XIX
    Philip Eglin

    Oval Dish XIX

    2017
    slip decorated, lead glazed, red earthenware
    D:31cm
    £595
  • Oval Dish XVII
    Philip Eglin

    Oval Dish XVII

    2017
    slip decorated, lead glazed, red earthenware
    D:31cm
    £595
  • Untitled Plate
    Philip Eglin

    Untitled Plate

    2017
    slip trailed lead glaze earthenware
    D:42cm
    £1,950
  • Pope Pius X
    Philip Eglin

    Pope Pius X

    2007
    Inlaid and painted slips under a lead glaze
    D:42cm
    £1,950
  • Madonna & Child III
    Philip Eglin

    Madonna & Child III

    2017
    slip trailed lead glaze earthenware
    D:42cm
    £1,950
  • Boston Terrier
    Philip Eglin

    Boston Terrier

    2013
    Sgriffito drawing under a lead transparent glaze
    D:43cm
    £1950
  • Oval Dish XII
    Philip Eglin

    Oval Dish XII

    2017
    slip decorated, lead glazed, red earthenware
    D:31cm
    £595
  • Oval Dish XI
    Philip Eglin

    Oval Dish XI

    2017
    slip decorated, lead glazed, red earthenware
    D:31cm
    £595
  • Oval Dish X
    Philip Eglin

    Oval Dish X

    2017
    slip decorated, lead glazed, red earthenware
    D:31cm
    £595
  • Oval Dish VIII
    Philip Eglin

    Oval Dish VIII

    2017
    slip decorated, lead glazed, red earthenware
    D:31cm
    £595
  • Two Nudes I
    Philip Eglin

    Two Nudes I

    2017
    lead glazed earthenware
    H:22cm W:17cm D:12.5cm
    £4,950
    Photograph: Oliver Eglin
  • Blue Splatter
    Philip Eglin

    Blue Splatter

    2017
    earthenware
    H:56cm W:44cm D:30cm
    £13,850
    Photograph: Oliver Eglin
  • Oval Dish II
    Philip Eglin

    Oval Dish II

    2017
    slip decorated, lead glazed, red earthenware
    D:31cm
    £595
    Photograph: Oliver Eglin
  • Longhorn
    Philip Eglin

    Longhorn

    2015
    slip decorated, lead glazed, red earthenware
    H:44cm W:39cm
    £5,950
    Photograph: Oliver Eglin
  • Swirl
    Philip Eglin

    Swirl

    2017
    slip-trailed, lead glazed, red earthenware
    D:48cm
    £2,500
    Photograph: Oliver Eglin
  • Madonna and Child I
    Philip Eglin

    Madonna and Child I

    2017
    slip-trailed, lead glazed, red earthenware
    D:40cm
    £1,950
    Photograph: Oliver Eglin
  • Madonna and Child II
    Philip Eglin

    Madonna and Child II

    2017
    slip-trailed, lead glazed, red earthenware
    D:40cm
    £1,950
    Photograph: Oliver Eglin
  • Collection of Mugs
    Philip Eglin

    Collection of Mugs

    2017
    hand-pressed, painted with white slip and oxide transfers applied over a lead glaze
    H:11cm
    £395 each, left and middle sold
    Photograph: Oliver Eglin
  • Collection of Mugs
    Philip Eglin

    Collection of Mugs

    2017
    hand-pressed, painted with white slip and oxide transfers applied over a lead glaze
    H:11cm
    £395 each
    Photograph: Oliver Eglin
  • Life Drawing, Seated Nude II
    Philip Eglin

    Life Drawing, Seated Nude II

    2008
    pencil on paper
    H:63cm W:50.5cm
    £950 (framed)
  • Life Drawing, Seated Nude III
    Philip Eglin

    Life Drawing, Seated Nude III

    2008
    pencil on paper
    H:63cm W:50cm
    £950 (framed)
  • Life Drawing, Standing Nude II
    Philip Eglin

    Life Drawing, Standing Nude II

    2008
    pencil on paper
    H:63cm W:51cm
    £950 (framed)
  • Standing Nude with Chair
    Philip Eglin

    Standing Nude with Chair

    2008
    pencil on paper
    H:63.5cm W:51cm
    £850 (unframed)
  • Life Drawing, Seated Nude I
    Philip Eglin

    Life Drawing, Seated Nude I

    2008
    pencil on paper
    H:58.5cm W:46cm
    £950 (framed)
  • Seated Nude IV
    Philip Eglin

    Seated Nude IV

    2008
    pencil on paper
    H:63cm W:57cm
    £850 (unframed)
  • Priest And Pin-Up II
    Philip Eglin

    Priest And Pin-Up II

    2017
    tin glaze
    H:15cm W:20.5cm D:4.5cm
    £595
  • Priest And Pin-Up
    Philip Eglin

    Priest And Pin-Up

    2017
    tin glaze
    H:14.5cm W:20.5cm D:5cm
    £595
  • Christ as the Man of Sorrows Cup I and III
    Philip Eglin

    Christ as the Man of Sorrows Cup I and III

    2017
    Terracotta clay, white clip with oxide transfers
    H:10.5cm W:14cm
    £395 each
  • Adam and Eve 2
    Philip Eglin

    Adam and Eve 2

    Tin Glaze
    W:17cm
    £520
  • ‘Venus et Amour’
    Philip Eglin

    ‘Venus et Amour’

    2014
    Tin Glaze
    H:20cm W:15cm D:5cm
    £520
  • ‘Christ as the Man of Sorrows’
    Philip Eglin

    ‘Christ as the Man of Sorrows’

    2008
    Raku
    H:18cm W:18cm D:4cm
    £520
  • Philip Eglin in his studio in South Wales
    Philip Eglin

    Philip Eglin in his studio in South Wales

    2016
    Photograph: Oliver Eglin