A HAPPY CONFLUENCE
Living Water Flowforms and Natural Selection Theory.
Inspired by the demonstrable benefits of Biodynamics and the aesthetics of Sacred Geometry, Phil’s intensely hands on and continuously experimental approach fostered in him an astonishing level of technical mastery over timber, masonry, steel and ceramics.
The original Natural Selection Theory “Project Egg” in process.
To this day he is broadly regarded by his peers, not only as a Master Craftsman but also community leader who passionately facilitates individual and cultural exchange.
One such exchange took place at a meeting in the winter of 2008 between Phil and a group of young, innovative wine makers calling themselves, “Natural Selection Theory”. Sam Huges, Anton Von Klopper, James Erskine and Tom Shobbrook commissioned Phil to make several 43 litre ceramic amphorae for their “Project Egg”; a novel method of wine making which aimed to imbue wine with the character of surrounding material during the fermentation process.
“Project Egg” was a huge success with every drop of the first batch “vanishing” into wine lovers cellars world wide and it was this very success that inspired the creation of The Magnum 675 for high volume wine production.