artists 'Phillip and Scott'
American artists Phillip Maberry & Scott Walker, known as Phillip and Scott, at their new home in Landers, California. .Phillip Maberry at the workshop.For over twenty-five years they have created one-of-a kind ceramic sculptures, hand glazed tiles, reliefs and objects for gallery and museum installations as well as having fulfilled numerous residential and commercial commissions. Their emphasis has always been on modern interpretations of past decorative styles, infused with an optimistic spirit...Text by Claudia Steinberg - full text available from the author:.For the past three decades, American artists Phillip Maberry and Scott Walker have collaborated on quirky, beautiful ceramic objects and tiles. They invested years of their lives building from scratch a stunning three-story house in the Catskills that accommodated giant boulders in its interior. Once they were done with the time-consuming ceramic decoration of their new home they grew restless. Tired of the long cold winters and humid summers in Highland, NY, they began looking for a place in the sun. After a brief stay in Los Angeles they fell in love with the Mojave desert and decided to build a house with a view of a grand mountain. A New York based architect helped the couple design a stainless steel structure which was shipped to California by train and assembled on site, while the two men lived in a small trailer. It took almost a year to install the house on the ever-shifting sand dune they had inadvertently chosen as their foundation. In the meantime Maberry and Walker have planted their own glow-in-the-dark ceramic mushrooms in their sandy garden, and their charming porcelain creatures based on blow-up beach toys lurk everywhere. Curiously, their new home has the same modernist, elegant esthetic as their previous house.Add to Lightbox