For 30 years Phil has worked with porcelain as a studio potter, developing functional and decorative pottery with an emphasis on contemporary design and elegant utility. His work has been featured in galleries and art fairs around the country.
He has pursued a parallel career teaching with clay in his studio, school classrooms, and art centers, special events and other environments. Much of his work has been with special education classrooms and impaired populations from nursing homes to classroom groups and as an artist in residence with Very Special Arts (VSA) organization in Michigan. He co-owns ClaySpaceTC , a community ceramics studio. He currently lives in northern Michigan with his wife and dogs and woods and fields and water.