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Sculptor Ian Phillips
Copper Grand Master
Tania Gibson, Grey District Mayor, takes a wander around Hokitika to meet some of the artists on the Coast who add such a lot of ambience and value to our Coast way of life.
She meets Ian Philips, at the Wilderness Gallery in Hokitika where some of his work can be purchased. Ian is a Copper Grand Master and a true craftsman. He is a sculptor working in copper and uses controlled heat patina to brings out rainbow colours in the metal by heating and cooling it to different temperatures. There are 15,000 pieces of his art at large in the world ranging in price from $5,000 to $85, “something for everyone”. Tania was impressed.
When another Mayor visits Westland we try to show them around.Tania Gibson Grey District Mayor takes a wander around Hokitika and calls in to see Ian Phillips the cooper magician.Ian is a true craftsman, making sculpture by bending, beating and burning copper. He uses controlled heat patina that brings out rainbow colours in the metal by heating and cooling it to different temperatures. There are 15,000 pieces of his art at large in the world ranging in price from $5000 to $85, "something for everyone".Tania was impressed on her first visit to see Ian.
Posted by The Coasters Club on Wednesday, August 5, 2020