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After receiving my B.S. and M.S. degrees in Art
Education from the University of Wisconsin, I studied
with such legendary glass and clay artisans as Harvey
Littleton, Robert Turner, Don Reitz, Dale Chihuly and
I taught ceramics for 18 years at Rich East high school
in Park Forest, Illinois. My work has appeared at many
of the top national art shows throughout the country and
in galleries from Chicago to Santa Fe and Sedona.
I specialize in the process of Raku, an ancient
Japanese form of pottery known for its spontaneity and
random results. My forms are created with a
combination of wheel throwing and slab building
techniques. My inspiration comes from my respect for
primitive art from many cultures.
In 2004, I moved to Yellville Arkansas and continue to
show my work at art shows around the country.
For more information on Phil's work, visit:
http://thorncreekstudio.com or e-mail: