Philip Eglin | Miniature Figurative Works03 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.
'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
Reference is made to the painted female nudes of Lucas Cranach and early 18th century Staffordshire pottery figures.
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.