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This breath-taking sculpture is created using alabaster, carved by the artist's skilful hand. The fine grained textures of this natural mineral are a beautiful compliment to the undulating form, which effortlessly glides downwards towards the base. The translucency of the piece reveals the dark veins that occur naturally, across the alluringly smooth, rounded body. This work is influenced by Philp's continued commitment to exploring ancient sculptures, oriental and tribal art.
About the Artist:
Having studied ceramics at Cardiff College of Art, renowned UK ceramicist Paul Philp has been making work for over 40 years, and has developed a huge international following. His work is part of the permanent collections of Musee des Beaux-Arts in Montreal and The Musee- Nationalde Ceramique de Sevres France. Philp has been working from his Welsh studio for the past twenty-five years.