Alan Phillips… artist, designer and lecturer; living and working in North West England.
ANNUAL JEWELLERY COLLECTION
Alan brings out a new collection or edition of jewellery every year which may be in precious metals or other materials and this is exhibited in various galleries. Although jewellery is not the only design mode in which he works, it is the one for which he is best known.
He has taught metalsmithing, jewellery and art & design at college level both in England and America for over twenty years, whilst being an active contributor to the contemporary craft movement.
In one strand of recent research work, he has explored the possibilities of casting in different materials as a vehicle for an examination into the aesthetics of hybridisation of visual forms.
Another avenue of investigation looks at issues surrounding the theme of context (within the area of contemporary jewellery design).
MENTORING & INFLUENCE
He considers himself priviledged to be able to teach and help students reach their potential and this process continually informs his work and promotes a contemporary feel and attitude.