Philip M. Smith – 3616 Lewis Avenue
Philip M. Smith was born in California and holds a BA and teaching credential from CSULB. Since 1979, he has been the owner/operator of the Ship’s Carpenter, a decorative arts and fine woodworking studio specializing in custom furniture and marine interiors. Working in tandem with Lori Gross, Philip is also responsible for the Barbara Streisand Ark at USC Hillel. Additionally, Philip had devoted many years to the creation and installation of public art, including Rotary Club International Centennial Park’s “Planet walk” , Hilltop Park in Signal Hill and “Rock Concert” at Legoland, CA.
Philip began enameling in 2004. His work displayed in 3 local Kaiser Permanentes, White’s Memorial Hospital in LA and St. Joseph’s Hospital in Phoenix, AZ. His largest works are 2 curved panels installed in Republic Place in Washington DC. In 2008, Philip was a featured artist at “Artful Dining” presented by the Long Beach Museum of Art. This year, Philip was chosen to participate in “Art Auction 14.” Sales from that show benefit the Long Beach Museum of Art. He received an Honorable Mention for “Ginko” in the All Media Show at the Irvine Fine Arts Center. Recently he had one man shows at the Long Beach Playhouse and at Creative Arts Group in Sierra Madre.
Join us for a hands-on experience and do some enameling! Weave a heart or emboss your name. Cover that in powdered glass and fire it in the kiln. It’s pretty cool!