Alan Phillips

Material: Jewellery | Location: North West
After an intensive art foundation course at Manchester, I trained as a silversmith and jeweller to Masters level at Sheffield. My practical skills are mainly within 3D Design - particularly fine metalwork, which fascinates me. I have always drawn and keep sketchbooks, which are worked alongside any 3D work, models, experiments etc.

I mainly make jewellery and tend to use precious materials predominantly, but have also incorporated wood, plastics, glass etc. or base metals such as titanium or niobium where a contrasting component may be required or colour interest added.

During my career as a University lecturer in Design, teaching in the UK and USA, I have been exposed to many disciplines within the subject area of Art and Design and have a wide range of influences because of this.