I am an artist and writer born in Adelaide. After growing up playing with local clay I went on to study ceramics at the South Australian School of Art in 2002, completing a Bachelor of Visual Arts in 2004 and Honours in 2005. I continued my postgraduate studies after receiving an Australian Postgraduate Award; my doctorate thesis examined the therapeutic aspects of making with clay and was conferred in 2010. From 2011-2012 I was a ceramics associate at JamFactory, and in 2013 co-founded 6 Hands Studio in West Croydon, ADELAIDE. In 2014 I was selected to undertake a six week artist residency in 'porcelain capital' Jingdezhen, China. I workED from 6 Hands Studio preparing exhibition work and experimenting with porcelain jewellery FOR FOUR YEARS BEFORE MOVING TO A HOME STUDIO WHILST PURSUING A CAREER IN MIDWIFERY. CURRENTLY MOST OF MY ENERGY GOES INTO MAKING QUIRKY PORCELAIN JEWELLERY THAT I SELL IN RETAILERS AROUND ADELAIDE. SEE MORE THROUGH MY INSTAGRAM ACCOUNT: @SOPHIAALICEPHILLIPS.