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Hampshire-based talent, Philip Walker hand-crafts striking sculptures and seating in wood, focusing on the natural beauty of the material, emphasising form, flow and texture.

Born in Oxford, England in 1987, Philip Walker is a wood sculptor adept to using a variety of timber species, with English Oak a firm favourite. A professional arborist, Walker began learning how to turn beautiful timber, often destined for firewood, into works of art.

A chance encounter with incredibly accomplished sculptor and furniture maker, Alison Crowther, soon led to a sculpture assistant position on her team. Having worked with Alison for five years the skills and vision to create large scale works have been realised. Execution and attention to detail have been lessons well learned. Philip was awarded a scholarship from The Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust (QEST) to train with Crowther.

Walker employs a variety of tools and methods, from chainsaw to gouge and mallet to create texture and contrast to his work, adding atmosphere and soul. According to Walker, the desire to climb trees is still strong but mostly just for the view these days, as the desire to create in the studio grows by the day.