Venus et Amour (P392)

Catalogue Record

Collection

Maker

Title

Venus et Amour

Made in

Market Drayton

Date

1990

Description

Sculpture of a reclining nude woman holding her right foot, and a young boy standing and holding onto her left knee.

Materials and techniques

Clay - soft slab built in a white St.Thomas body. Painted with white slip before bisque firing to 1120 deg. C. Then painted with oxides both under and over a lead based glaze. Glaze fired twice to 1050 deg. C to build up warmth of colour, with subsequent painting of oxides and glaze.

Dimensions

height:  40cm
width:  48cm
depth:  21cm

Object number

P392

Category

  • Venus et Amour, Philip Eglin, 1990, Crafts Council Collection: P392. Photo: Ian Dobbie.

Maker's statement

It is the second piece in an intended series of reclining nude pieces.