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Philip Jacobs or is it.
« on: February 05, 2013, 10:07:42 AM »
So in a little op shop at East Gosford in NSW Australia I buy this glass plate.  It has a sticker, a signature and a brilliant colour and design. The only Philip Jacobs I can find is the USA  http://www.earthandfirestudio.net/artist_statement.html. I have emailed him with pictures of the peice hoping he can identify it and give me a year and place so we can archive it here,.

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Re: Philip Jacobs
« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2013, 09:50:44 PM »
I received a reply

" Lee,
    The glass is not mine. My signature is not very legible.
good luck
Philip"

Another mystery started......Again

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Re: Philip Jacobs or is it.
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2013, 02:17:06 AM »
I have contacted some glass sutdios in Australia and they dont know anyone by that name. Why do I pick up quandries.

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Re: Philip Jacobs or is it.
« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2013, 04:14:42 PM »
Doing a bit of lateral thinking, I wondered if this might be by Philip Jacobs the UK fabric designer? We know that designers get asked to do all sorts of things, not just what they are best known for - so it's perhaps worth an ask? http://www.flickr.com/people/philipjacobs/

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Re: Philip Jacobs or is it.
« Reply #4 on: May 21, 2013, 11:11:09 PM »
cheers Anne I did think that.  Will follow it though
thanks

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Re: Philip Jacobs or is it.
« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2014, 06:05:02 AM »
Hi Lee,

Did you find an answer to your quandry? I have just picked up a similar piece in Port Macquarie with the same signature and sticker. I researched Earth & Fire and that signature is so diferent I knew it wasn't theirs. Then I found this post so am informed but in the same place as you. Who is Philip Jacobs?

Has anyone come up with more information please?

Cheers
Steve.

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Re: Philip Jacobs or is it.
« Reply #6 on: February 04, 2014, 07:03:07 AM »
I cant remember if there was one in the USA or Australia, but emailed him and he sdaid not me. Can you put a photo up of yours?

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Re: Philip Jacobs or is it.
« Reply #7 on: February 04, 2014, 07:53:30 PM »
Here are some photos of the glass. 26.5 x 9.5cm with slumped centre bowl.

You can see larger pix at www.paperweightpassion.com

Hope we can find an aussie solution.........  :)

Steve


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Re: Philip Jacobs or is it.
« Reply #8 on: February 04, 2014, 10:15:55 PM »
Yep same sticker and signature.  What a frustration.

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Re: Philip Jacobs or is it.
« Reply #9 on: September 25, 2014, 10:44:47 PM »
Here is some biographical info on Philip Jacobs, probably from a gallery tag:

    Born 1931 in Adelaide, South Australia
    Studied silver smithing under Ken Jiggins then going on to study print making with Klaus Zimmer at the Geelong Institute of Technology
    Has been working on creative craft activities on a full-time basis since 1982 primarily as a coppersmith and in lead-light and stained glass work
    By 1987 Philip turned his focus to glass as his main medium of interest and trained in the "Turkey Works" warm glass studio in Sydney under the tutorship of Judith Hancock and Deborah Cocks.
    Has participated in workshops conducted by Pavel Tomecki and Judy Bohm Parre
    Currently working exclusively in kiln-formed glass producing one-off pieces.


I recall seeing similar large and colourful platters for sale in a gallery in Canberra 5-6 years ago. However, that does not fix a date for the above info, because the info came from a different source and could well be older or more recent.

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