margie phillips



Margie Phillips initially trained as a primary school teacher specializing in art, and the teaching of students with special needs.

She travelled extensively in the late 1960's and early 1970's, to Europe, USA. Australia, the Solomon Islands and New Guinea. She worked in London and Edinburgh and later in Sydney and Adelaide where various galleries exhibited her "lost wax" silver jewellery.

She was a founding member of "Fingers" in Auckland.

In the late 1970's Margie was drawn to the vibration of Muriwai Beach on the West Coast where she has lived ever since.

Her work includes small bronze and silver castings and carvings in a variety of materials including bone,shell and stone.

From 1990 hand building clay sculptural forms has been her main focus, using coil and slab techniques and experimenting with pit and barrel firing.

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1. KELP


Gold & Silver Rings

20mm Diameter

© 1974

2. BIRD IN THE HAND


Sterling Silver

23mm Diameter

© 1975

3. DANCE BRACELET


Metal Alloy

65mm Diameter

© 1974

4. REVERIE


Sterling Silver - collection: Auckland Museum 792919

20mm Diameter

© 1974

5. WAVES


Sterling Silver

20mm Diameter

© 1974

6. GREMLIN


Sterling Silver Pendant

29mm x 11mm

© 1975

7. SURGE


Sterling Silver set with facetted garnet. Collection: Auckland Museum 792920

23mm Diameter

© 1975

8. SURGE Side View of #7


Sterling Silver set with facetted garnet

23mm Diameter

© 1975

9. 3 PENDANT NECKPIECE


Carved Bone with muka cord

100mm x 71mm

© 1982

10. GECKO SPOON


Carved Bone Handle with Formed Gliding Metal Bowl

110mm x 40mm

© 1983

11. CLEMATIS NECKPIECE


Carved Bone with Muka Cord

110mm x 30mm

© circa 2007

12. KOTUKU PAPER KNIFE


Carved bone handle with gliding metal blade

210mm x 20mm

© 1984

13. PRIMITIVE BIRD


Terracotta Container with Glazed Interior

18cm x 29cm

© 2010

14. FOREST AND BIRD JUG (Private Collection)


Coiled New Lynn Clay Painted with Coloured Engobes

© 2013

15. LARGE PRION


Coiled and carved earthenware with coloured slips - addition of crylic

70cm x 31cm

© 2013

16. PRION


Porcelain and Nelson White paper clay

45cm x 24cm

© 2012

17. FROG JUG


Coiled RKF Clay with Chrome and Copper Oxide - Glazed

32cm x 30cm

© 1990's

18. HORSE TEAPOT


Nelson White Clay with Manganese Oxide Wash - private collection

21cm high (approx)

© 2009/2010

19. ELUSIVE MOTH


Carved Nelson White and Porcelain Clay

47 x 25cm

© 2015

20. QUIRKY QUAIL JUG


Terracotta painted with various oxides, & engobes - glazed

29cm x 25cm

© 2014

21. SENTINEL


Recycled earthenware decorated with oxides and underglazes

29cm x 20cm

© 2013

22. SHAG VESSEL


Nelson White/ Porcelain Clay with paper. Sgraffito decoration through layers of engobe

30cm x 59cm

© 2012/2013

23. PHEASANT VESSEL


Coiled Nelson White Clay - burnished and smoke fired

59cm x 20cm

© 2010-2012

24. PAUA NECKPIECE


Carved Paua Shell on Muka Cord

125mm x 50mm

© 1989/1990

25. PLANTER


Dunedin Red Clay with Stencilled Cobalt Oxide

23cm x 16cm

© 1997

26. SEASCAPE BROOCH


Paua Shell and Dyed Bone

33mm x 27mm

© 1997

27. TRIBUTE


Retrieved earthenware clay with oxides slurries

55cm x 34cm

© 2013

28. 1ST PRION


Coiled/Carved Sculptural clay - unfired

60cm x 27cm

© 2012

29. KELPIC DANCE SCULPTURE


Carved Abbots red clay with sand and paper added - engobe decoration

38x25cm

© 2016

Reference:

FINGERS: Jewellery for Aotearoa New Zealand

Damian Skinner & Finn McCahon-Jones

David Bateman 2014

ISBN: 978-1-86953-862-0

 

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