about Nan Phillips
I am a full-time artist and teacher with over 20 years' experience in art glass and figurative sculpture.
My background as a sculptor and my passion for working three dimensionally led me to create sculptural fused glass art using controlled kiln work. I love turning hard, flat sheets of glass into beautiful forms and textures.
I taught glass and sculpture at studios in Cedar Hill, Plano and Richardson before opening my own teaching studio in Richardson in 2008. I find introducing others to the process of creating their own artwork to be fun and exceptionally rewarding. In my Glass Classes and Art Parties, students explore materials and techniques that I have learned as a practicing artist. I encourage them to bring their own ideas and designs, and I work with students individually to make their vision a reality.
In addition to teaching and creating, I am an active member of several local art organizations, participating in and chairing shows and exhibitions.
In 2013 I became a founding member, Treasurer/Membership Chair of Texas Jewish Arts Association. The organization was founded to create a Jewish arts community in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, and within a short time, became a vibrant, active arts organization. In May 2017, I accepted the presidency of Texas Jewish Arts Association and will serve a three-year term.
As a long-standing member of Texas Sculpture Association, I served as President in 2008/2009, and continue to produce the organization’s weekly newsletter.
I have been involved with the Arts Incubator of Richardson (AIR) as an Advisory Board member since 2008, working toward creating a combined facility for the visual and performing arts in Richardson.
In 2016/2017 I participated in and graduated from Leadership Richardson Class XXXII, the City of Richardson's nine month leadership development training program.
I was invited to serve on Richland Community College's Business Program Advisory Committee in 2017.
For 12 years, I showed and sold my artwork in conjunction with the theater performances of Theatre Britain, which performed at the Cox Playhouse Theater in Plano. A portion of my theater sales were donated to Theatre Britain, a non-profit organization. The theater closed in December, 2017
My artwork is held in public and private collections around the Dallas area, Austin, Houston, Oklahoma, Colorado, Kentucky, California, New York, London and Australia.
My sculptural glass artwork and some of my jewelry pieces were displayed in a solo glass exhibition at the Museum of Biblical Art, Dallas, which ran January 21 - May 30, 2018.
My glass artwork and sculptures are sold on commission, through my web site, in my studio, and at art organization shows throughout the year. If you are interested in purchasing or commissioning a piece of artwork or jewelry, please contact me.
For more information contact Nan at email@example.com or 972-238-5842.
To create is to live.
To teach is to give life.
“The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.”
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