UK Artist Residency – Sunderland’s Philippa Whiteside @ Flux Studio

Philippa Whiteside “Hope & Despair”

This past spring, DC was host to Artomatic’s International Glass and Clay show. This groundbreaking exhibit featured works by artists from the Sister Cities of Washington, DC and Sunderland, England. One of the UK ceramics artists  – Philippa Whiteside – sought out an artist residency at Flux Studios, and she will be arriving in the USA soon!

Philippa Whiteside’s work at the International Glass & Clay 2013 show.

Philippa graduated from Sunderland University in 2010 with a BA Hons in Glass and Ceramics. She was awarded a 12 month scholarship with Creative Cohesion, supported by Sunderland City Council, and later was elected a Director of Creative Cohesion. Philippa’s studio is based at Creative Cohesion. Her work often references text and letters, and she also experiments with surface decoration and texture, playing with porcelain’s capabilities and natural beauty.

Philippa Whiteside “‘UnPick Me. Pull Me Apart”

In a related note – the International Glass & Clay show has travelled back to the UK, and will soon be on exhibit – more details to follow.

If you are in the Mount Rainier area – stop in Novie Trump’s Flux Studios during September and say “Hi” to Philippa – maybe shout her a drink (or two!)

It’s OK – she’s a Brit – she can handle it!