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PHILLIPS, BRANDON
PHILLIPS, BRANDON
TEXAS
I make pots for everyday use, objects of beauty that will fulfill daily needs. I use a limited palette of slips and glazes preferring to let the flame in the kiln have a say in the final outcome of the pieces. I also enjoy using traditional methods to create my work. I blunge my clay, throw on a manual powered wheel and fire my work in a woodfired kiln. I use as many locally available materials as I can and try to eliminate the use of any non-renewable natural resources. These processes are undoubtedly labor intensive but are extremely efficient as far as consumption of natural resources goes. My hope is to make pots that will endure and use and give the user a lifetime of service.

EDUCATION
2005
BFA Abilene Christian University

WORK HISTORY
2008-Present
Instructor of Ceramics, Hardin-Simmons University
2003-Present
The Phillips Pottery, Potter

EXHIBITIONS
2011
BCAA Annual Competition, Grace Museum, Abilene, TX
2010
Clay and Blogs: Telling a Story, Campbell House, Southern Pines, NC
Faculty Exhibition, Hardin-Simmons University, Abilene, TX
2009
Deep Roots, Center for Contemporary Arts, Abilene, TX
Tri-University Faculty Show, Cockrell Art Gallery, Abilene, TX
2008
Faculty Exhibition, Hardin-Simmons University, Abilene, TX
2004
Stars of Texas Art Exhibit, Cultural Center, Brownwood, TX
2002
Don't Starve the Artists, Carpenter Interiors, Abilene, TX
BCAA Annual Competition, Grace Museum, Abilene, TX
2001
Don't Starve the Artists, Carpenter Interiors, Abilene, TX

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
2003-Present
Owner and Operator of The Phillips Pottery
2011
"American Craft Council Show", Baltimore, MC
2010
"Llano Estacado Wine and Clay Festival", Lubbock, TX
2009
"Rockport Fine Arts Festival", Houston, TX
"Bayou City Art Festival", Houston, TX
2008
"Bayou City Art Festival", Houston, TX
"Septemberfest", Midland, TX
"Denton Art and Jazz Festival", Denton, TX
"Lubbock Fine Arts Festival", Lubbock, TX
2006
"Rockport Fine Arts Festival", Lubbock, TX
"Llano Estacado Wine and Clay Festival", Lubbock, TX
"Denton Art and Jazz Festival", Lubbock, TX
"Lubbock Fine Arts Festival", Lubbock, TX
2005
"Artists Studio Tour", Abilene, TX
"Salado Fine Arts Festival", Salado, TX
"Texas Arts and Crafts Festival", Kerrville, TX
"Denton Art and Jazz Festival", Denton, TX
"Lubbock Fine Arts Festival", Lubbock, TX
2002
Teacher at Potters of Hickory Street, Abilene, TX