Susan Phillips

Susan Phillips was born in Bedford, UK in 1978.

From 1996 to 1999 she studied a BA hons In Studio Ceramics at Falmouth College of Arts in Cornwall. Having established a studio in rural North Herefordshire after leaving College, Susan has developed her visual language and making skills alongside raising her two children.

Since 2013 she has been able to commit more time to exhibiting, winning the Gold medal for Craft and Design at the National Eisteddfod of Wales in 2014 and exhibiting throughout the UK.

Working in collaboration with design projects has led to her work being shown in both Los Angeles and Milan.
As a visual artist her work has been informed by an interest in architecture and minimalism.

In 2017 Susan received the International VIA Art Prize, and went on to exhibit Constructed Geometries, her solo exhibition at the Brazilian Embassy in 2018. Her work is represented in the collection of the Embassy of Brazil in London.

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Featured work

Selected works, 2019

Susan Phillips Ceramic art

I am interested in the way in which a model or plan can simplify our perception, and can evoke in us a sense of potential and possibilityโ€”one that emphasises re-invention and change rather than fixed concrete results. My work is informed by an interest in architecture, minimalism and psychology.

Working in series, I employ planar form and geometric abstraction as a visual language with which to explore compositional relationshipsโ€”pairing opposing elements, with the aim of finding unity within the whole.

I create constructed sculptures in porcelain, using cutting to define structure and simple re-arrangement of form to allow internal spaces to be framed whilst avoiding an oppressive sense of enclosure.

It is my intention that the work retains a raw materiality and a transparency of making process. My aim is not to create an image, but rather to isolate a moment within a process of continued transformation.