About the Artist

Philip has been a hand-engraver of glass since 1971. Being self-taught, he has achieved international recognition through his specially commissioned works for individuals and organisations around the world. After working at various studios in London he has been based in Oxford since 1988 and works from home.

In January 2009 he was granted a Royal Warrant to be Hand-Engraver of Glass to Her Majesty The Queen. He is also an Associate Fellow of the Guild of Glass Engravers.
In 2014, he had three pieces short-listed for the Wildlife Artist of the Year Awards, and he won the Silver Artist Award.

Philip works mostly to commission, engraving anything from company presentations and retirement presents to trophies, anniversary and wedding presents. His subject matter ranges widely, covering heraldry, inscriptions, company logos, people’s interests, buildings and portraits of people, horses and dogs, and biblical subjects. He particularly enjoys wildlife scenes and floral designs inspired by his love of the natural world.

He is happy to engrave on all manner of glassware from wine glasses, decanters, vases and centrepiece bowls etc., to larger-scale doors, windows, panels and tabletops. It is possible for pieces to be repeated, on the understanding that they will be similar but not identical.

He has pieces on show at Holland & Holland, Bruton Street, London, W1; Patrick Mavros in Fulham Road, London, SW3; Ray Ward, Cadogan place, London and The Wykeham Galleries, Stockbridge, Hampshire.

“My intention is to create on glass designs that not only are pleasing to the eye and accurate in what they portray, but also reflect in some way the care and attention to detail of the Creator, as observed in the world around us.”