Philip Melling

Philip Melling

Brighton, United Kingdom

About Philip Melling

Working predominantly in metals, I create an eclectic range of sculpture and contemporary furniture.
Highly aesthetic in nature, you will find much of my work curvaceous and tactile, but with a coarseness that is lent from working with bare steel or stainless steel.
My style ranges from figurative to abstract and is always in context with its environment.

My current collection "˜Elements' focuses on Earth, Air, Water and Fire, and describes the reaction of when those elements meet.
Developing the collection I concentrated on the proccess of using repetitive form of material - flat steel bar, to generate concepts and capture the movement of elemental reactions.

The forms are designed appropriately for indoor display, but are perfectly suited to larger scale and outside installations for private or public spaces.


2017 City & Guilds Lvl 2 & 3 Diploma in Fabrication & Welding Engineering Technology
ATL Training

2006 City and Guilds – Basic Welding Techniques (MAG)
College of North West London

2003 Data Accreditation in safe workshop practices for
Hand and Power Tools, Gas Welding and Cutting Equipment

2002 BA (Hons) Silversmithing/Metalwork
Camberwell College Of Arts, London

1998 Part Time Courses Attended In:
Metalwork, Sculpture, Stone Carving, Life Modelling In Clay
Morley College, London

1988 BTEC Diploma –Vocational Art & Design
Worcester Technical College


2013 The Tunnel Art Fair, New York - Fine Art Consultancy

2013 Affordable Art Fair, Singapore - Fine Art Consultancy

2013 Affordable Art Fair, Battersea - Fine Art Consultancy

2013 Affordable Art Fair, Hampstead - Fine Art Consultancy


2015 ‘Fused elements, Esh Gallery, Via Forcella 7 (Tortona Area), Milan.

2013 ‘Loop III”, One Curzon Street, Mayfair

2012 Harlow Open - The Gibberd Gallery, Harlow

2012 Expressions of Movement - The Grove Hotel, Herts

2011 Elements - Newart Gallery, Billericay

2011 Gatehouse Open - Gatehouse Arts, Harlow

2011 Art to Braille - Sensory Awareness Conference, Stanstead

2009 Art to Braille - The Gibberd Gallery, Harlow

2008 - 12 Residency - St Johns C of E School, Epping

2008 Art to Braille - St Johns Arc, Old Harlow

2008 Philip Melling, Workshops in Schools – Arts Conference, Bournemouth

2007 Harlow Open - The Gibberd Gallery, Harlow

2007 Philip Melling, Workshops in Schools - Gibberd Gallery, Harlow

2003 –08 Residency - The Gallery, Brays Grove College, Harlow

2002 Future Map 02 - The London Institute Gallery, Mayfair

2002 New Designers - Islington Design Centre, London

2001 Moss Garden - Lye Torng, London