Born in 1934. Philip graduated from the San Jose State University, San Jose, California (BA: Life Science, 1960) and from the Claremont Graduate School, Claremont, California (MFA: Ceramics, 1965). He has participated in numerous exhibitions and symposiums in North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia since 1960 and he has had a number of solo exhibitions. Philip has visited and worked in Australia, China, England, France, Japan, Peru, Russia and Taiwan. He was a member of the International Academy of Ceramics (IAC). He was awarded the National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships (1981, 1984). His works are included in the collections of France, UK, and the USA museums. He is a Professor at the Pasadena City College and maintains a studio at his residence.
The artist was a participant of the symposiums in 1989, 1992 and 1998.