Marsden Woo is delighted to present a new body of work by renowned ceramicist Philip Eglin. In his latest collection the artist is revisiting the making of Castell Carreg Cennen, a castle-form piece from 2003 and the only square piece he has ever made. The saying ‘an Englishman’s home is his castle’ has taken on a more poignant meaning for him throughout the lockdown period, and given he now lives in Wales, feels it is even more appropriate to be re-making a work about a Welsh castle.
This forthcoming presentation will also comprise a range of bottle forms referencing elements of his collection of galvanised watering cans and plastic bottles; the latter found washed up around the Gower Peninsula from which he has created a bank of moulds. These pieces are hand-built from pressed details, in a similar approach (although on a much larger scale) to the making of his past series of medieval inspired jugs. These new forms acknowledge and take reference from both 18th century glass bottles and contemporary throwaway plastic ones in the artist’s distinctive lively expressive style.
Entry to the exhibition is by appointment only. The showroom is currently closed due to UK lockdown measures but the show can be viewed online, we plan to take viewing appointments as soon as it is possible to do so. Staff are working remotely so please send all queries to the email address above.