After studying at Chisholm Institute of Technology, Victoria in the early 1980s, Phil received an Australia Council Crafts Board Grant to train with Vic Greenway at Broomhill Pottery at Upper Beaconsfield, Victoria. This was followed by further training experience with Richard Brooks at Boorlie Pottery, Sydney. It was during that time, says Phil, that he became strongly influenced by the traditional English and Japanese approaches to making pots. These influences continue to be evident in his work while the shapes and glazes fit perfectly into today’s domestic environment.

After working for a time in a number of Victorian potteries, Phil established Trentham Pottery in Central Victoria in 1989. In 2001 he relocated a little further north in Central Victoria to Castlemaine, where he has built a new studio and re-established his business as Phil Elson Pottery. Phil now works full time from his studio in regional Victoria.

“It is important to me that a pot feels good to use, pleasing to the lips when drinking, pleasing to hold and pleasing to look at on the shelf over a period of time.”

~ Phil Elson

Warm Springs Gallery

12 Katydid Trail
Warm Springs, VA 24484

Gallery Hours
April 15 – December 31
Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday 
11 am – 3 pm

Café Hours
Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday
11 am – 3 pm

Eigth Annual Bath County
Plein Air Festival

September 28 - October 4, 2020

For seven days artists will paint picturesque scenes throughout Bath County. Visitors and locals will have the unique opportunity to observe artists as they paint on location.

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