Specializing in Dichroic Jewelry and Art Glass
and Figurative Sculpture
Offering Classes, Workshops, Art Parties,
Nan Phillips Art Studio
Richardson (North Dallas), Texas
Near I-75 and Campbell Rd.
Current and Past Shows
Galleries and Stores Carrying Artwork by Nan Phillips
I began my glass and sculpture career in 1993 and specialize in both figurative sculpture and dichroic art glass.
My glass work is unique, created as one-of-a-kind pieces combining both the sculptural and glass-working techniques that I have developed and perfected over time. I work with cold glass, fused glass, free-form sculptural solder, and hand-made molds to create distinctive pieces of art glass.
My work is diverse because I love the technical process of working with glass and other materials, and enjoy the challenge of new ideas and the puzzle of figuring out how to approach and accomplish new projects.
My figurative sculptures are modeled in clay and cast in bronze, resin, or pourable stone, and my pieces range in size from 1/4 scale to 1/2 scale of the human body. I make my own molds and limited edition casts in resin and pourable stone in order to control the sculpting process from inception to finished sculpture.
I delight in the form of the human body. To me, the body speaks a global language, and through the portrayal of musculature, detail and nuance, I am able to impart the beauty of the human spirit.
My abstract work is pure fun and allows me to further explore materials, techniques and ideas.
I have enjoyed teaching glass work, both fused and stained glass, for more than 10 years, and figurative sculpture for the last 4 years. I find that working with other artists, whether beginning student or professional, is extremely rewarding.
I was President of Texas Sculpture Association in 2008 and 2009. 2008 was TSA's 25th Anniversary, and it was a pleasure to promote so many fabulous sculptors that year. I continue to be active in Texas Sculpture Association as web master and newletter publisher, and continue to work for the betterment of the arts and artists as an Advisory Board member of the Arts Incubator of Richardson (AIR) in the organization's goal of opening an arts facility to house and form a symbiotic relationship among the visual arts, performing arts, and business community.
My most recent venture is as Operations Director for Glass at MIDTOWN, part of a new development project conceived from a need to infuse the Dallas community with art, and to involve the public on a personal level.