Phil’s main output is concentrated on small-scale porcelain and white stoneware bowls and bottles. They are exclusively hand thrown. Because of the small size of the bowls, they are often thrown ‘off the hump’, which involves throwing up to nine or ten bowls from the top of a one-kilogram cone of stoneware or porcelain. He throws then alters the pots while they are still malleable, which increases the organic qualities of the work. He is inspired by natural form, colours and textures.
He prefers semi-matt glazes for their tactile and visual qualities. He fires in an electric kiln and after firing, often further decorates with various shapes and more random effects using different colours of gold leaf as well as a number of lustres.