Winifred Estelle Phillips

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BORN: 1880 in Clay Banks, WI

DIES: 1963 in Milwaukee, WI
Best known for her work with ceramics, Winifred Estelle Phillips was also a painter, printmaker and art educator.

Born 1880 in Clay Banks, a very small community north of Algoma on Lake Michigan in S.E. Door County Wisconsin.

She left her hometown on the shore of Lake Michigan in to move to Milwaukee to study art. There she attended the Wisconsin School of Art to work under the tutelage of Alexander Mueller and Gustave Moeller and also studied at the Pratt Institute in New York and with Frederick Fursman at the Art Institute of Chicago. 

In 1915 she studied ceramics at the School of Fine and Applied Arts in Alfred, New York and later attended the Cranbrook Academy in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. She received her degree from Milwaukee State Teachers College.
Beginning as an instructor in Wisconsin country schools; she later became the first ceramics teacher at Milwaukee State Teachers College, now the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. She was invited to become a member of Wisconsin Painters and Sculptors in 1921 and exhibited her paintings with that group. 

Also a member of the Wisconsin Art Federa

Winifred Estelle Phillips