Truro Center for the Arts Residency
Castle Hill recently put up a virtual exhibition of the work on their website which you can view here: https://www.castlehill.org/philip-thomas
NOT REAL ART wrote an article about my work which can he found here: https://notrealart.com/philip-thomas/
Idol of Song
Idol of Song, ceramic, raku fired, dimensions: 21 x 30 x 13 inches 2021
A mysterious artifact unearthed from the bowels of ancient ruins in Niuchus on the planet Jirda. It is rumored that a faint melodic sound or song can be heard coming from the ancient relic.
Horned Censer, ceramic, raku fired, dimensions: 9 x 16 x 8 inches 2021
The Horned Censer, much like other censers holds an almost sinister visage of a face. This one in particular has four horns protruding from its top layer. It’s glossy iridescent colors are what tend to attract attention, giving it an almost otherworldly presence. Like all censers, this one has a long hidden past that has been forgotten by the modern age.
Codex Relief, ceramic, raku fired, dimensions: 11 x 4.5 x 4.5 inches 2021
Borrowing a similar design to that of the Powered Codex, the Codex Relief is filled with relief designs of landscapes. These scenes depict the daily life of ancient Serhai Niuchians.
Mariukai Pots, ceramic, raku fired, dimensions: 7 x 7 x 6 inches 2021
A type of incense burner found within the old ruins and shrines within Mariukai on Niuchus. The mountains are known to be snowy and harsh, especially for the Serhai who dwell there.
Tiaugican lanterns, ceramic, raku fired, dimensions: 10.5 x 8 x 13 inches 2021
Lanterns made in the style of of the the buildings found in the Tiaugican Highlands on Niuchus. The Highlands is a land devouted to storytelling and worships the ancient fire known as the "sacred flame". The fire is rumored to have been kept burning for a millenia, as the monks tend to and nurture the flames.
Censer, ceramic, raku fired, dimensions: 6 x 5 x 10 inches 2021
The censers are an enigma within the three living worlds. They have been found across each planet, but no one knows their exact origin. They have a strange, otherworldly presence to them. From an age that has long past, these relics are often kept by the ruling class as a sign of prestige. Knowing nothing into the nature of their long forgotten history.
Box lanterns, ceramic, raku fired, dimensions: 4 x 4 x 3.5 inches 2021
Another style of lanterns also found within the Highlands, but also within the surrounding areas of Niuchus. Sculptors and artisans began making these lanterns as a response to the disappearances that began to occur. They were made to give light to those who were lost and keep hope alive that one day they would safely return.