Virgin and Child (P476)

Catalogue Record

Collection

Maker

Title

Virgin and Child

Made in

Newcastle-under-Lyme

Date

2001

Description

Ceramic figure of a seated Virgin with Child on her lap, wit inlaid images and slip painted, predominantly green, yellow, and brown.

Materials and techniques

Built from soft slabs in y-material. Bisque fired to 1140C. Glaze fired to 1060C with subsequent firings at 1000C and 800C. Inlaid images, slip painted. Glaze painted (lead based tin and vellum glazes all to 1060). Open stock enamel transfers and cut out coloured sheet transfers applied and fired to 1000C and 800C. 4 to 5 firings in total.

Dimensions

height:  82cm
width:  27cm
depth:  27cm
Packed Length:  104cm
Packed Width:  45.5cm
Packed Height:  51cm

Object number

P476

Category

References

Tanya Harrod - Philip Eglin, leaflet to accompany Barrett Marsden show (2001)
  • Virgin & Child, Philip Eglin, 2001, Crafts Council Collection: P476. Photo: John Hammond

  • Virgin & Child, Philip Eglin, 2001, Crafts Council Collection: P476. Photo: John Hammond

  • Virgin & Child, Philip Eglin, 2001, Crafts Council Collection: P476. Photo: John Hammond

  • Virgin & Child, Philip Eglin, 2001, Crafts Council Collection: P476. Photo: John Hammond

  • Virgin & Child, Philip Eglin, 2001, Crafts Council Collection: P476. Photo: John Hammond

  • Virgin & Child, Philip Eglin, 2001, Crafts Council Collection: P476. Photo: John Hammond

Maker's statement

It can be seen as part of a series of large polychrome "Virgins" begun in 1998 which draw influence from European Gothic religious woodcarvings of the 13th and 14th centuries.