About The Artist

As far back as she can remember, Philippa Anderson has always enjoyed the creative process! She has twenty years of experience teaching Art and Art History to middle school students at The Walker School, in Marietta, Georgia, just north of Atlanta. Prior to her teaching career, she worked as a free-lance graphic designer and illustrator, producing brochures, advertising and presentation materials for various companies and organizations.

In 2009, Philippa attended the annual Folk School weekend at Mikell Camp and Conference Center (of the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta) in Toccoa, Georgia and fell in love with the art of copper enameling.


See enamelsmith.com for a brief article on the history and technique of enameling. After returning the following year to take a second enameling class, she asked her husband, Kemper, for an enameling kiln for Christmas, and the rest, as they say, is history! The family’s workshop is now insulated and air conditioned and her husband has willingly relinquished most of his workbench to the cause. She returned to the spring Folk School for a third time, in 2011, with examples of her work and was promptly recruited to teach the class in March 2012.

Speaking about her art, Philippa says, “the more time I spend working on it, the more I have come to realize I truly have developed a passion for making copper enamel jewelry and decorative objects. When I’m in the workshop, I lose all track of time, and when I’m not in the workshop, I’m thinking about all the things I want to try the next time the kiln is red-hot and the creative juices are flowing!”