Art Matakana

John Phillips

 

John Phillips

A few years ago I developed a new material to make large lightweight wall tiles that I found out later had advantages as a medium for art. I call it Artis Fiberclay. It feels like stone in texture and looks like terracotta except it is light and a kiln is not needed. Exploring its creative boundaries has been the foundation of a my art career. In my sculptures I use simple natural and sometimes ambiguous forms. More recently I have been using my finishing techniques on canvas and on fiberclay shapes. The discoveries I make contribute to my 3D work. I like that continual sense of moving forward and stretching my creativity.