The work of internationally renowned ceramicist, Philip Eglin, can be seen as a link between the historic and the contemporary. He draws inspiration from medieval woodcarvings to contemporary packaging, from the ceramic heritage of the Staffordshire Potteries to popular culture and from classical painting to football. His work has the power to both provoke emotion and to challenge. Philip studied at North Staffordshire Polytechnic and at the Royal College of Art, London. He has held a number of teaching posts and in 1996 he was the winner of the prestigious Jerwood Prize for Applied Arts. His work has been exhibited worldwide and is included in numerous museum collections.