Philip Wood has been making functional pottery for over forty years. Wood studied at Farnham School of Art, before attending the Royal College of Art in the early 1980s. Although originally drawn to stoneware, Wood has spent much of his career working in earthenware– a homage to the English earthenware tradition. He is most well known for his press-moulded decoration depicting animals found in the English countryside, reflecting English culture.

Wood has recently returned to working in stoneware. His new body of work continues to employ animal imagery; however, using a resist and stencil technique. Wood has also marked some works with ‘Lockdown 2020’, a reference to the time in which they were made.

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