Philip Eglin | Miniature Figurative Works

03 Dec 2020

Philip Eglin has created several miniature examples of his iconic figurative works specially for The Gallery and we are delighted and relieved his final firing was a success! They have travelled all the way from his studio in Wales and are now finally on display within The Gallery.

Philip Eglin | Miniature Figurative Works
Philip Eglin in his studio in South Wales, 2020

'Through this series of small scale figurative works, reference is made to the painted female nudes of Lucas Cranach and early 18th c. Staffordshire pottery figures. The simple lead based transparent glaze, coloured with the oxides of iron, manganese and copper, firmly root these pieces within an English slipware tradition. The figures are constructed hollow from soft sheets of clay, wrapped and pushed out from the inside with a deliberate economy of touch with the only details pressed from moulds, being those employed to offer a semblance of hands and hair.'
- Philip Eglin, 2020

Philip Eglin | Miniature Figurative Works
Example of an early 18th century Staffordshire figure
Philip Eglin | Miniature Figurative Works
Philip Eglin, Standing Nude, 2020, lead glazed earthenware with iron, manganese and copper additions, H12 x W5 x D3 cm | £950

Reference is made to the painted female nudes of Lucas Cranach and early 18th century Staffordshire pottery figures.

Philip Eglin | Miniature Figurative Works
Philip Eglin, Venus et Amour (1), 2020, lead glazed earthenware with iron, manganese and copper additions, H18 x W11 x D7 cm | £1,800
Philip Eglin | Miniature Figurative Works
Philip Eglin, Seated Nude, 2020, lead glazed earthenware with iron, manganese and copper additions, H15 x W10 x D5 cm | £1,650
Philip Eglin | Miniature Figurative Works
Philip Eglin, Venus et Amour (2), 2020, lead glazed earthenware with iron, manganese and copper additions, H14 x W8 x D5 cm | £1,200
Philip Eglin | Miniature Figurative Works
Philip Eglin, Standing Nude with Pot, 2020, cobalt slips under a lead glaze earthenware, H16 x W14 x D8 cm | £1,800

You can enjoy a short film below of us handling the sculptures to convey the scale of these miniature works of art.

The short film below gives you a glimpse into Philip Eglin's studio.

You can view further works by Philip Eglin here.

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