Philip Noakes is recognised as one of the outstanding contemporary jewellers, goldsmiths and silversmiths working in this country. He has earned a reputation over many decades as a consummate craftsman and a highly original and innovative artist within the expanded world of metal craft.
Studying at Sir John Cass College of Art in London in 1972, Philip arrived in Australia in 1975 and quickly established himself as one of Australia’s leading contemporary jewellers. He was initially based in Perth before moving to Sydney, where he gained an enviable reputation for the quality and design of his work. He then returned to Perth, where he continued his stellar career and established a teaching facility in his studio, passing on his skills and experience to students and practitioners alike.
Silversmithing has remained a passion and Philip returned to The Goldsmith’s Centre, London, in 2016 to learn new techniques and build a skill base around the use of recent equipment and technological innovations. He became a Fellow of the Institute of Professional Goldsmiths, United Kingdom, in 2016, making him onlyone of 170 recipients worldwide and the only one in Australia.