McPhee Studio Gallery - Thomas
Canadian born sculptor Thomas Richard McPhee studied graphic arts at the Kootney School of Art in 1974-75. In 1976 he went to England to study art in the great museums of London and sold his first collection of gemstone carvings there.
Moving back to Canada in 1977, McPhee settled in Vancouver and opened a small studio and attended the Vancouver School of Art (now Emily Carr University of Art And Design) studying bronze casting, welding, clay, and painting. In 1979 he began carving mastodon and mammoth ivory. In 1982 he returned to carving precious and semi precious gemstones.
In the early 1980’s he developed his own technique for gem carving and since then has become one of the world’s foremost artists in this demanding medium, and his work is found in many important international collections.
Read the full artist bio on the website.
where to see or read more
shows: Thomas McPhee's work can be purchased locally through the studio or Steffich Fine Art
web: Visit the McPhee Studio Gallery website for more information and images of their work.
Thomas McPhee has a website about his gemstone carving and sculpture.
See Thomas' pate de verre glass here.
press: Thomas McPhee has been the subject of numerous articles including in the Lapidary Journal
contact the studio
address: PO Box 294, SSI, V8K 2V9