Phil Vickery is an international award winning glass artist who is based in the North East of England. As an artist Phil finds glass one of the greatest challenges. One has to understand not only about art theory and contemporary contexts, but also the nature of this fluid material.
Phil Vickery won an award in Washington DC, the Renwick Award for Distinction in Glass in 2009, and in 2011 was chosen for one of five Honorary Diplomas of the Jutta Cuny – Franz Foundation, Germany. Most recently he was the winner of the Art In Lyddington award for best 3D in show, UK, 2012.
His work involves two representational concepts; one around the natural power behind thought, human nature, and how the subconscious is woven into this equation and relationship. And another, an evolution of technique representing nature, life, energy, and movement; gathered upon over and over again to make the internal twisting more encased inside clear glass to form an aesthetic of maelstroms in water. Gold is added to create a plethora of stars and it is flattened to form a flat oval shape. The sculptures are either one-off individual pieces or individual pieces in a series. All the work was hand blown and cold-worked to a high standard for commission or exhibition for sale around the world.