Philip specialises in sandcasting to make sculptures that engage the quality of bronze as a noble material in its own right.

Bronze is eternal - yet malleable and he loves the stuff. In its natural state the tone and depth of colour is sublimely beautiful, yet the surface is endlessly receptive to the transformative effects of oxidisation.

He is intrigued by the surface and the alchemy of patination. Not because of any obsession with technique which is difficult to master, but because of the challenging possibilities and the unpredictability of the outcome. The colouring is not a surface coating: It is fundamental - it is the surface.

There are no big ideas to express, it is visual and the simplicity of shape is all-absorbing. Objects are exciting, intriguing and often tactile. Process, erosion, nature and time all have a part to play.

Church House Designs

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