Born: South Wales
Studied: Swansea College of Education, University of Wales, from 1972-73,
University of Wales, from 1972-73, Newport College of Art from 1969-70
Phil's specialities are salt glaze and reduced stoneware. He is inspired by Korean and European Medieval ceramics. He uses local minerals and wood ash for his glazes.
He has exhibited widely both in the United Kingdom and Overseas. More than forty museums around the world include works in their collections and there have been more than forty solo shows together with numerous group exhibitions in places as far as field as Boston in the U.S.A. to Tokyo, Japan and Seoul in South Korea.
He has travelled the world giving demonstrations, lectures and workshops, and is a popular author on ceramics. In 1985 he was elected Fellow of the Craft Potters Association of Great Britain. He became a council member of the CPA in 1986, in 1990 Vice Chair and was Chair from 1991-95. In 1994 he was appointed to the Craft Board, Arts Council of Wales. In 1999 he became a member of the IAC.