A Passion for Silversmithing: Philip Noakes

A Passion for Silversmithing: Philip Noakes
Dorothy Erickson

Philip Noakes' questing mind and life's work have embodied his constant search for the refinement of his skills, leading him to become a renowned silversmith, goldsmith and jeweller.

In 2016 he was recognised as a Fellow of the Institute of Professional Goldsmiths in the United Kingdom, taking his place among the most significant artists in the world. His work delves deep into his past and utilises the full range of his skills and imagination while keeping the continuity alive with historical references and contemporary concepts.

Philip is a consummate craftsman and a highly original and innovative artist who refuses to be constrained by his history. He hovers on the cusp of endless possibility, always searching for something just beyond reach.

This book celebrates Philip's achievements as a significant Australian designer-maker and traces his evolution as a master craftsman. It discusses the influences on his design concepts throughout his career, the people he has worked with, his working methods and values regarding art, design and skill.

About the Author:
Dorothy Erickson is the author of several books on art, design and history in Western Australia as well as an internationally renowned jeweller. Daughter of respected naturalist, historian, botanical artist and writer Dr Rica Erickson she grew up on the family farm in Bolgart and attended boarding school in Perth. She has been writing about Australian art and design since the mid-1970s.

Dimensions: H 22cm x W 22cm

ISBN: 9781925040364

Publisher: Western Australian Museum

Publication Date: 2019

Format: Paperback

Number of Pages: 228